LG Finally Confirms Our Doubts, Quad-core Optimus 4X HD Revealed

by: GeneFebruary 23, 2012

It’s funny how mobile manufacturers can get too overexcited at times, even up to the point of announcing their flagship devices way ahead of the time for a major event to happen, such as Mobile World Congress. On the contrary, perhaps, it’s all a part of the master plan. We are actually referring to LG, the South Korean consumer electronics giant who recently revealed their roster of devices for the Year of the Dragon.

One of those is the Optimus 4X HD, a quad-core smartphone that is expected to launch in the U.S. via T-Mobile. Yes, if you’ve been digging your noses lately, it was formerly dubbed as the LG X3. Last month, the folks over at Pocketnow broke the news that LG isn’t going to settle with dual-core processors early this year, citing a quad-core smartphone in the works that will go in par with HTC’s first quad-core phone, the HTC One X, previously known as the HTC Edge/ Endeavor. Essentially, this quad-core beast will be officially known as the Optimus 4X HD globally and as the T-Mobile G4X in the United States.

So what can we expect from the Optimus 4X apart from its nasty 1.5 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processors? There can only be three words – Ice Cream Sandwich.  Oh yes, according a press release, the Optimus 4X HD will also be LG’s first device to arrive running Android 4.0. Other goodies that we can expect include a 4.7-inch 720p True HD IPS display, 1GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing cam, a 2150 mAh battery, MHL and DLNA support, and connectivity for Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and SHSPA+ 21 Mbps support.

The LG Optimus 4X HD is definitely included in our bucket list. MWC is not yet here, but boy, things are really beginning to heat up really fast.

  • fuzzlogue

    Quad Core, Quad Core,Quad Core,Quad Core,……………………………………………..

    So what! All these devices will offer weak battery, and weak multimedia capabilities.
    It is just the nature of these devices at this point. That is why I am not buying this time.
    That is why I am not taking the bait.

    • QuadCoreQuadCore

      Are you a prophet? Because last I checked, you haven’t tested the batteries for these phones. I don’t know if you know what 2150 mAh means, but as a number, it doesn’t raise a red flag, and is above average by most people’s standards. It has also been stated that the smaller nm chipsets will run more efficiently, which could extend battery life. “Weak multimedia capabilities”? When compared to what? A 720p display and increased data speeds doesn’t sound like a step backwards. Sorry, but you will keep on hearing about quad cores.

      • fuzzlogue

        At home: LG G2x, HTC Sensation, HTC Amaze, HTC HD2, Samsung Galaxy S2, Iphone. I know the history of these things. I’ve squeezed all the
        battery and multimedia capabilities out of these devices and I am not impressed by 720p, etc in these devices.

        • QuadCoreQuadCore

          You can always buy an extended battery… What would happen to that market if the battery life was awesome upon first use? And what type of screen advancement were you waiting for? Holograms? I have a G2, and the battery life is pretty solid. If your aren’t impressed with new tech, then stay mid-range. Better battery life, and an oversaturated market of extended batteries that are tested and proven not to explode.

          • fuzzlogue

            Buddy, I think you miss the point. The technology is out there
            for magnufacturers of these devices making them better.
            I agree, who needs a credit-card-thin cell phone when what is important is using the phone. I have to mod my devices just
            to make them work a little better and that is a pitty.

          • QuadcoreQuadcore

            Well, sounds like you will continue to be disappointed if you are on a quest for the perfect battery. Razr MAXX, there you go.