When everyone else was playing with their single-core phones, LG was first to deliver a dual-core smartphone in the Optimus 2X. With the Optimus 4X HD, however, we’re seeing LG playing catch up with other major players in the high-end quad-core field. It seems only logical that the Koreans are trying to make up for the lost ground by launching the phone successively in many regions. The phone arrived in Europe in late June, followed by a launch in several Asian countries.
Folks in North America shouldn’t feel left out if they’re not seeing the Optimus 4X HD in stores yet. LG has said that it’s planning to push its smartphones for the North American market in the second half of the year. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, Mobile Syrup has gotten a scoop on the phone’s availability in Canada.
Word has it the white flavor of the LG Optimus 4X HD will be offered by several carriers in Canada in fall. The tip didn’t mention their specific names, but we can probably expect major ones like Telus Mobility, Rogers Wireless, and Bell Mobility to be keen on selling the Optimus 4X HD.
As a quick refresher, the quad-core phone packs a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, NFC, 2,150mAh battery, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. An upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is not out of the realm of possibility, but given LG’s rather patchy history, we wouldn’t get our hopes high about that.