LG Optimus 4X HD – Upcoming LG Smartphone
The LG Optimus 4X HD is definitely the highlight in LG’s booth at the MWC and it’s also manufacturer’s first quad-core smartphone. Its lightweight and slim profiles belies on a lightning-fast 1.5GHz quad-core processor, which runs on the Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. To match the higher power consumption, the phone comes packing with a high-capacity 21450 mAh battery. With the 4.7″ IPS 720p display and an 8Mp BSi (backside-illuminated) camera, the smartphone allows you to take crisp picture and then view them on an exquisite display. While it runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the phone appears to suffer from similar issues as other LG”s devices that are spotted in the event, the absence of Recent Apps button, which is replaced by a standard menu button.
Attendees also noticed that LG’s latest handsets are unresponsive to touch and this could be an isolated problem found only on prototypes. The LG Optimus 4X HD uses a leather-like material on the rear, which allows for a comfortable grip. It may be light and slim, but the handset won’t slip from your hands. While there’s still no word on availability and pricing, rumors said that the phone will be released in the UK for slightly under $750, which is quite pricey. The phone also has 1GB of RAM, which is adequate for moderate multitasking, while the 16GB should be enough for most users. Multimedia-junkies have the opportunity to add a 32GB microSD card into the external slot. The phone doesn’t support LTE, but the 21Mbps HSPA+ connection is fast enough for typical consumers.