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. 

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Optimus 4X HD
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1
    LG Optimus UI

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