LG announces Optimus 4X HD, world’s first quad-core smartphone
Another day leading up to MWC and we have yet another announcement from LG. Today it is its flagship smartphone for 2012 –the Optimus 4X HD – featuring NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor stack. In the process, it also becomes the world’s first quad-core smartphone to be announced (not launched, mind you). The Optimus 4X HD like its predecessor, last year’s Optimus 2X, utilizes the latest silicon available from NVIDIA. The Optimus 4X HD features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, which also features a companion core for low power tasks. Apart from this, the device is bolstered with a 4.7-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, 1GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard memory. The Optimus 4X will have a wafer thin foot print, as the device will only be 8.9mm thin.
The Optimus 4X HD will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box, unlike its predecessor the 2X, which shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo in a Gingerbread world. LG has not specified any details on pricing, release or even on the camera module, however all will be revealed at the Mobile World Congress, which starts on Monday.