LG Electronics unveiled the Optimus 4X HD, their first Quad-Core processor smartphone, which combines NVIDIA's latest 1.5GHz Tegra 3 with True HD IPS 4.7-inch display for PC-like performance in the palm of one's hand.
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 batterysaver 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.
“LG introduced the world's first Dual-Core smartphone (known as the Optimus 2X or G2x) 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.”
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.
The Optimus 4X HD boasts LG's new User Experience (UX), Optimus UI 3.0, which includes QuickMemo — allowing users the ability to instantly jot memos or notes from any screen, without having to open a separate application. The Optimus 4X HD also comes with Media Plex, which combines a range of functions to enhance image and video playback such as Fingertip Seek and Live Zooming. Media Plex also includes Time Catch Shot which allows one to select and save the best shot among the images taken just before the shutter button is depressed.
- 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
Price and Availability
Available as of June 11, 2012 in Germany, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and Italy. The rest of the region, along with Asia, CIS, South and Central America will launch in the weeks and months ahead. The U.S. version may be called the G4x, successor to the G2x if carried again by T-Mobile USA. Check price →