Not to be left out of the party, LG has announced its first-ever quad core smartphone, the Optimus 4X HD, will be launching in Europe next month.
The South Korean phone-maker may have missed the boat on another Guinness world record, but at least it’s ready to take on rivals HTC and Samsung as smartfans brace for a deluge of brawny kits set to hit the market.
Announced back in March at the Mobile World Congress, the Optimus 4X HD is home to a 4.7-inch IPS display with a native 720p resolution, a 1.5GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM, an eight-megapixel camera and 16GB of internal storage.
Also on board are the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich installed out the box and a 2,150mAh battery supplying ample juice to keep things ticking.
“Beyond the fast processor, superb display and largest-in-class battery, the Optimus 4X HD is the first LG smartphone to feature the new User Experience (UX),” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile.
“As the smartphone segment consolidates even further, it’s becoming more and more apparent that both great software and great hardware are crucial to stay on top of the game. LG intends to be a strong contender in both areas and the Optimus 4X HD is our proof.”
The Optimus 4X HD will hit store shelves sometime June. Pricing details have yet to be revealed but we expect these to be announced closer to launch.
It will be joining the HTC One X and the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S3, which launches later this month.