MWC 2012 – LG Unveils LG Optimus 4X HD

LG has promised that it would deliver a heavy-duty smartphone device during the Mobile World Congress 2012. And now, it has lived up to its words. During the pre-event booth displays, LG unveiled the LG Optimus 4X HD which is a neat and powerful piece of hardware. It features a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip and a 4.7 IPS inch display which scales a fairly awesome resolution of 1280 x 720. It tools Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will the usual LG skin on top.

What makes this device from LG unique and much desired is the fact that it’s only the second Tegra 3 phone we have seen being shown off officially, after the first shown by Fujitsu at CES. With this device, LG has definitely takeN a leap-frog ahead of its former Optimus releases. Optimus 4X packs a really neat design with the textured rear and a squared-off styling. Initial testing of the device pretty much shows that it’s one fast smartphone. However, it remains to be tested after being loaded with apps and run under some real-time load.

One thing that may set back a few prospective users is that although it has the usual three capacitative buttons at the bottom, the third button does not lead to the multitasking screen, as is quite the standard in Android devices. Rather, it is used to operate the menu. LG may of course fix it and revert to the standard buttons by the time it releases the device. The styling along the edges of the device also looks a little out of place with the rest of the sleek design. Although the device will most probably be pitted against the next-generation Galaxy S model, it’s hard to say if LG will bag the win with Optimus 4X HD.

Image courtesy The Verge.


Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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