LG Optimus 4X HD

Quad-Core Smartphone Arrive With LG Optimus 4X HD

LG Optimus 4X HD

LG was first out of the gate last year with the arrival of dual-core CPUs for smartphones, and this year they are again leading the pack at the outset with the announcement of the LG Optimus 4X HD – the world’s first quad-core phone.

Just as dual-core capabilities improved both the total processing power upon previous single core models as well as improving efficiency – so quad-core improves on both of these factors again. Even more clever is the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU from Nokia which is powering the Optimus 4X HD (and likely a number of other phones in 2012), where as well as having four blazing fast 1.5GHz cores, there is also a super efficient low-voltage 5th core that handles the basic phone tasks when you are not playing 3D shooters to hugely improve battery life over previous generations.

The Optimus 4X HD will comes sporting Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), a bright 4.7″ 1280×720 (720p) display, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. To all intents and purposes, this will be more powerful than a laptop from just a few years ago, will fit in your pocket, and will have a battery life of a day or two.

LG will be showing off the next-generation phone at Mobile World Congress next week with the phone due for release in Q2, and you can be sure they’ll be joined by a number of others with competing superphones. Welcome to 2012, the year of quad-core mobile devices.

If you are in the market for a new smartphone, then take a look at our 2012 UK Smartphone Guide

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