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.