LG X3 screams loudly with its quad-core CPU and ICS goodness - possible MWC debut

LG X3 screams loudly with its quad-core CPU and ICS goodness - possible MWC debut
As we’ve seen, CES 2012 proved to be a dud for quad-core packing smartphones, but rather, we saw the love for quad-cores being showcased with tablets more than anything else. Well, knowing that MWC is going be here next month, you know that it’s the ripe time for manufacturers to debut all of their top-notch devices – including these elusive quad-core smartphones.

Already, HTC’s camp has been buzzing with the Edge/Endeavor, but now it seems that LG is about to gain some momentum as well in the upcoming battle. Today, we’re being treated to the first details surrounding LG’s first quad-core packing smartphone – the LG X3! Yes folks, you heard that right, the image to your right is the first glimpse into this magnificent device that will more than likely be making an appearance at MWC next month.

So far, it’s being reported that the LG X3 will feature that all too lovable quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, while a 4.7” 1280 x 720 display of some sort will accompany its larger than life status – and if that’s not enough, it’s packaged all within a 9mm casing! Sounds juicy, right? Of course considering the rendered shot is tantalizing enough to look at!

Meanwhile, the LG X3 will be rocking out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right from the start, which is something that’s expected out of any smartphone nowadays. As for other specs, it’ll feature an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper, 21Mbps HSPA, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 16GB of storage, NFC,  and Bluetooth 4.0. Worried about the pitfalls with battery drain with this one? Well, it’s being said that the handset will be packing a hefty 2,000 mAh battery to hopefully give it enough juice to get through a day.

We know, it’s a drool worthy device in every way, but let’s cross our fingers and hope that it’ll indeed be making an appearance next month at MWC. If there’s one LG smartphone worth a look, there’s no arguing that this is it!

source: PocketNow via SlashGear

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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 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(10.86h 3G talk time)



1. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Very thin and big screen and quad core. LG did a good job to pull that off.

3. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

and ICS too! but capacitive buttons? those are soooo last software version lol

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Its called choice...thats what Android is all about. After having the G Nex for 2 weeks, its not all that great. The task launcher button and menu button in apps is nice tho.

33. shnibz

Posts: 521; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I have a G Nex as well and i love not having any buttons! I had constant accidental button presses before this phone.

43. G2Noobin

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

Did they pull it off or is it a rumour?

2. ecloguey

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

wow, go lg go..!!!

4. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I hope the screen is some kind of OLED, but if not AH-IPS LCD is good too, read somewhere its better than SuperAMOLED HD :D

5. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

LG really needs to just stick to feature phones.

36. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Sorry, meant to thumbs you down, fag...

44. G2Noobin

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

lol @ the correction.

6. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Is this a rumor of a phone that may be previewed in a month?? Available in 2013 or 2014??

7. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

LG X3 will be the new LG Optimus 2X, a fail. They should really take their time making a phone, first doesn't means the best!

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1254; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I feel the same way. They always just throw these half-baked phones out there and they seem awesome. But it never works out well enough.

21. victo410

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

LG HUmmmm I will think twice before I buy a LG Smartphone again, I had a hard-time with the LG2x whatever was the name of that freekin phone.

37. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I feel that too, LG's phone have never been worth the value..

42. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

they are pretty good at the low teir androids. the optimus s was a great phone minus the 2.3.3 hiccup

8. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Just when we were getting used to dual-core!!

9. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

we all know 2000mAh is NOT enough to get thru the day, and i'm talking about really using the phone, daliy

19. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If it has a Tegra 3 then it is supposed to use power more efficiently with the 5th core dedicated to low power consumption applications. I believe it will atleast last a day with that battery.

10. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Well, X3 does sound like a juicy piece of hardware ;)

12. ThomasFlowerchild

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

They're all going for bigger screens, quad-core etc... But camera-wise no-one seems to care? There is no evolution?! 8 megapixels? The LG renoir also had 8 megapixels, and is allready 4 years old or so... I would love to see a phone with a crazy camera, even if that means it's not amazingly thin! I know it's not about the megapixels... But in such a small device it is impossible to put in a good quality camera... No-one seems to be interested in rivalling the Nokia N8, for some strange reason...

20. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Crazy camera means no more anorexic phones! N8 is slim to the extent with a digicam sized sensor...

23. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I will take thin what the phone camera's are at now are more then good enough for 99% of people anyway. For that 1% they will have a normal camera anyway.

13. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

i would say good job done lg, atleast on papers as if now. lets wait n watch.

14. TechGeekpk

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Impressive hardware but LG should provide better camera quality with improved pixels...

15. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

does ICS even support quad core?

25. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

why is this thumbed down? its a legit question

35. gfresh404

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

I can fairly confidently say, "no freakin way." Most high video games don't even use more than 2 cores

16. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Look nice, everyone is going thin. The new chic is thin with lots of screen real estate. Now lets hope LG has the software and hardware firing on all cylinders and they might have one mighty impressive phone on their hands. My only question is how well does that Tegra 3 perform with using power well? I certainly hope that Google does more to make sure that their OS uses power in the most efficient way, such as always going low power for anything that isn't needed for main phone functions. I'm also tired of programs that run in the background for no real reason and apps that don't have a dedicated stop function that also takes it completely out of RAM. Heck the OS should have a feature that allows you to set exactly what programs you want launching upon powering up the phone and you should be able to save different launch settings like how Motorola has that profile selection thing on the Droid X and above phones. No hidden processes for any app that you downloaded from the market, apps should have a pro setting and casual that way you know whether or not to disable an app without making your phone unstable. Google should require that all apps allow the user to disable them if they so choose. I hate to disable an app and it somehow reboots itself, kind of like virus programs in windows.

17. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I like Lg sometimes more that HTC. If they can keep good battery life and reception I would consider them for a phone. Their TV's a great though. I love my 50pz950 :)

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