LG Optimus 4X HD detailed - the world's first quad-core phone is slim and powerful

LG Optimus 4X HD detailed - the world's first quad-core phone is slim and powerful
LG is again first to announce a major hardware leap in phones, like what it did with dual-core and 3D last year. It couldn't wait a few days until its MWC events, but issued a press release in Korea detailing its new LG Optimus 4X HD - the world's first quad-core smartphone.

The NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip inside actually has five cores, one with lower MHz count for the mundane tasks like standby and UI navigation, with the other four revving up to 1.5GHz when needed. That helps preserve battery life, but just to be on the safe side LG has included a hearty 2150mAh battery in the handset. This pentacore setup NVIDIA now calls 4-PLUS-1, which should help with marketing it.

It is still kept very thin at 0.35" (8.9mm) throughout, and rather compact, considering it sports the new LG 4.7" True HD IPS display with 720x1280 resolution, thanks to the extremely thin bezel on the sides. An 8MP camera with BSI sensor for better low light snaps and LED flash, 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage round up LG's first flagship for the year. Connectivity is taken care of by an HSPA+ 4G radio, MHL port and DLNA media streaming capabilities, along with the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS chips.

As far as software is concerned, we will have Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich on the LG Optimus 4X HD, cloaked under the new and improved version of LG's own Optimus UI overlay, that can now be deeply customized to suit your tastes. As for price and avialability, we will have to wait for the MWC event, where our presence will ensure you get all the juicy tidbits about the world's first quad-core phone announced, including a hands-on treatment of the LG Optimus 4X HD. 

Do you like where things are heading with the quad-core crowd?

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Optimus 4X HD
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(10.86h 3G talk time)



1. GeekMovement unregistered

wow... i'm stunned. really looking forward to this jewel. the design seems to follow kinda the L line but looks great!

23. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG the BEST!

2. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

The term "worlds first" is generally not good for tech.

22. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

I won't mind if the girls come along;)

3. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

How many LG phones to be announced in MWC? L3,L5,L7,optimus 3d2,3d max,3d cube,optimus hd lte,optimus vu and now lg optimus 4x hd phonearena, U will have so much work to do with reviewing all these phones :D

6. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Hmm, actually, the optimus 3d2,3d max, and 3d cube are the same device.

4. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

Hmmm it actually looks rather nice...I like it...although I'm an LG fan I had my doubt's about the design but I actually like this one...

5. Skyrim

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I'd do some terrible things to get this phone in my hands

7. phildroid

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

If it's available in the philippines or in singapore by the first week of march, i'll get it instead of G Note. LG is rising!

8. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Impressive specs but a bit light on the RAM looks like LG is headed to repeat the same mistakes it did last year and when its going to look to release a good phone like the LG nitro late in the year but by that time its going to be too late with phones like the sgs 3 will eat up the android world.

9. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

transformer prime has 1gb of ram and it works well

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

for now. the problem is as quad cores become common, apps will then be made to use all those cores, which means higher resolution textures and more polygons on screen. that 1gb of ram just isnt enough to handle that much strain. Really, anything in the quad core realm that doesnt come with at least 1.5gb of ram to handle that eventual load, is a total fail. Its like buying a ferrari then realizing it only runs on geo metro tires.

10. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

LG is the first again! a true innovator is what LG is

11. midhun

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Samsung and LG phones look just the same(mundane), wanna look different, get a HTC, oh and i'm also talking about durability too.....

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Tmobile please. i have the G2x and i love it, i want the optimus 4x HD horribly bad

13. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Wow!! LG has been dropping new phones like bombs. Lets hope the new UI is better this time.

14. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Please please please gorilla glass 2.

15. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I think it will have gorilla glass 2

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the booth babes are pretty cute.. but umm.. has anyone checked their ID's, they also look just a smidge too young. lol.

19. Arpad

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

But they seem to handle the 4.7 inch well.....

18. alfadolla

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Now it seems that LG is looking towards the future.....Nice!!! but we still have to wait and see what the others companies have coming out as well.

20. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Everything about this phone screams absolute beast, except for the manufacturer. LG is, to use a government agency example, always the low level agent who finds a break through, only to have the higher ups (HTC/Crapsung/even Moogle) say "we're take it from here kid." Sounds amazing today, but I'd wait until after MWC to say this is the best on the market.

21. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

being the first doesn't mean they are low level. being first, they set the standard for others. so LG isn't a low level agent, but the high level agent that everyone puts them self against. u can say no, but being the first in the market for so many things, LG is a company that others will base on. the standards set by LG of course loses out to the rest. the rest can make a better phone because of the extra time they have. and obviously they would compare it with LG cos they were the first. LG isn't a low level agent , LG sets standards

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