LG Optimus 4X HD, Vu, 3D Max, L7, and L3 are previewed earlier than expected
Let’s talk about the latter first, the LG Optimus 4X HD, since it’s probably the one that’s going to catch the attention of people more than anything else since it’s going to be scorching things up with its quad-core processor, 4.7” 720p HD-IPS display, and running LG’s most up-to-date Optimus UI on top of Android 4.0.3. Right away, we’re presented with some of the visual enhancements with LG’s take on Ice Cream Sandwich with things like the lockscreen and 3D effects in play when moving between homescreens. Fortunately, it seems to maintain its fluid movement thanks to its dreamy processor, but even more impressive considering it’s packing a 720p resolution display as well. Beyond seeing the latest LG experience in action, there’s not a whole lot of focus on the handset’s design in the video – though, we’ll be seeing it in the flesh very soon.
Next up on the list is the LG Optimus Vu, which is aiming to be a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note with its 4:3 aspect ratio display and note taking capabilities. Naturally, it has a distinguished boxy appearance, which isn’t something we typically see, due to its 5-inch 768 x 1024 display. Regardless of that, it still sports one streamlined construction, but it’s rather difficult to know for sure if it houses a stylus seeing a separate one was used to show off its new pen interface.
Is 3D more your kind of thing? Well, the LG Optimus 3D Max is here to the rescue bringing back those novel 3D features to the smartphone. In terms of design, it seems to retain most of the same design characteristics found with its predecessor, but its rear cover seems to employ a textured surface. Meanwhile, two unspecified sized cameras are found around back to give users the opportunity of snapping 3D photos, which can then be viewed on its no-glasses required 3D display. Unfortunately though, the handset is running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, which is undoubtedly a bummer, but hey, that’s just the way it is.
And now it’s time to check out LG’s new L-series smartphones! With the LG Optimus L7, its white body is charming to say the least, but it’s the 4.3-inch “floating mass display” that’s calling the shots with this one. So what does that mean? Well, it essentially places the panel closer to the surface of the device, so that it doesn’t have that depth that some other displays exhibit. Sure to please a lot of people, the unit being previewed is shown running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich – so yeah, that's going to make a lot of people happy.
Finally, there’s the lonely LG Optimus L3, which won’t necessarily wow people with its humbles specs and design, but we’re hoping it’ll have an affordable price tag to lure people in. For starters, it’s packing a 3.2” display that’s highlighted by its contrasting black and white body. Beneath its display, we find a trio of Android buttons – though, it seems to employ a physical home button for quick access. Turning our attention to the rear, the only item worth mentioning is the generous 3-megapixel camera on there. No doubt it’s a “petite size” in every way imaginable, but there’s something about it running Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread that doesn’t surprise us at all.
source: Telefonino (1,2,3,4,5) via GSMArena
10. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
C'mon its not that ugly,cut the big guy som slack;)
18. fost4real (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
its ugly my friend. the bezel looks too fat. Note still sexy
2. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
aint PA like 2 days late with this news...it was literally everywhere else or is this just another repeat post
4. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
Don't know about that cuz this is the only mobile related site that i can open from my company's filtered browser,good time-pass anyway.
3. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
If i could have 1 right now,right at this second. Well, it would be L7!!
8. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
yeah i would in terms of power but not design
16. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
they look kinda the same...do like the white l7
22. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I bet there will be a white x4 HD. Might be released later, i can wait the x4 is out of my price range for now anyway.
7. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
So far...it seems HTC is the ONLY manufacture trying to make radical changes to ICS with their custom UI. Anyone seen the leak of the HTC Ville with Sense UI?
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5562; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
if you mean radical changes by keeping it pretty much like Sense 3.x then yeah, pretty radical.
19. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I don't want radical changes. I want stock ics so I can make my own changes.
11. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
Yes, for the first time and then I guess my eyes adjusted to it.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5562; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i do. i can't stand stereoscopic effects.
20. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
it is because ure not watching it from the right angle i had that problem but when you find an angle it is great
14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5562; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that Optimus UI is looking pretty damn good there. i'm digging the unlocking effect there. o:
17. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2942; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Yea I gotta give LG kudos on this. They finally listened to the people and made their UI decent. No longer does it look cartoonie and made for feature phones. Might be the first LG phone I will actually own since the LG Voyager.
15. Carlitos (Posts: 310; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Gosh thank goodness italian and spanish are alike, at least i got 75% of what his saying.
21. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
look at all the f**ks i give that you understand them...oh i have none
23. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Dayyumm someone get the burn spray! xD
24. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I WAS IMPRESSED on how LG's innovation moves so fast. L7 catches my heart with its design and resolution. and the looks of it. its really like a luxurious device too bad it only has a 5 mp at rear cam. optimus 4x also looks promising the interface itself able to catch up with htc sense ow wow! this batch of smartphone giving me a headache for which device i would pick...! haha
25. phildroid (Posts: 18; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
I'll get the Vu. It answers my browsing needs. Perfect size for me. I love the form factor.
26. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
The sooner they come out the better they will sell because there is lots of competition on the way so it is smart of LG to release it sooner than expected. In fact if they did not wait for mobile congress and just released it now then this thing will sell like hot donuts.