LG brings out Optimus 4X HD – ICS, quad-core processor, 4.7-inch screen

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Well, finally. We now have another Ice Cream Sandwich phone. LG has announced in the lead-up to Mobile World Congress that it will bring out the Optimus 4X HD smartphone. And based on the specs, it is hardware-heavy, with a quad-core processor and a big 4.7-inch screen.

The phone features NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch IPS display, has 16GB onboard storage, and 1GB of RAM. The phone also includes an 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. But what LG is touting is the graphics on the phone – the phone features (thanks to the Tegra 3) a 12-core GPU within.

And all of this is packed within an 8.9mm design? We’ll see how it will feel once we get our grubby hands on the device. Full press release is below, via WhoWired:

[SEOUL=Whowired] February 23, 2012 — LG today unveiled its first Quad-Core processor smartphone, LG Optimus 4X HD. Combining NVIDIA’s latest 1.5GHz Tegra 3 with True HD IPS display, the LG Optimus 4X HD delivers PC-like performance in the palm of one’s hand.

“LG introduced the world’s first Dual-Core smartphone exactly one year ago and today we’re announcing the next milestone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “But speed in itself isn’t what makes LG Optimus 4X HD unique, it’s the benefit we’re bringing to customers with the HD multimedia experience in a mobile form factor.”

The NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor is the world`s only 4-PLUS-1™ Quad-Core mobile processor designed for high-level multimedia performance but utilizes a fifth battery-saver core to handle less demanding tasks such as active standby and music playback. When running at full speed, the 12-core graphics processing unit (GPU) in Tegra 3 delivers a visually rich experience and console-quality game playability.

Equipped with the True HD IPS display, the Optimus 4X HD guarantees the finest viewing experience with high resolution, clarity and no color or shape distortion. The Optimus 4X HD includes 16 GB internal memory and runs on the latest version of Android OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Besides the smooth and fast performance, the Optimus 4X HD boasts a 8-megapixel BSI (Backside Illumination) Sensor camera with LED flash and advanced multimedia features to enrich the overall multimedia experience.

And LG designers made sure that looks didn’t take a back seat to performance. The 8.9mm slim and sleek smartphone features a “prism-edged” design with enhanced materials and finish.

Additional information on the revolutionary new Optimus 4X HD will be available at LG Stand (Hall 8) at MWC 2012 from February 27 to March 1.

Key Specifications:

Chipset: 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 3)
Display: 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) True HD IPS
Memory: 16GB eMMC and 1GB LP DDR2
Camera: 8.0MP BSI Sensor (Rear) and 1.3MP (Front)
OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Battery: 2,150mAh

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