In case you haven’t noticed the trend yet, LG has been announcing new phones for the past few days, giving us a heads up of what to expect before they show them off at MWC. Yesterday, it was the Optimus 3D Cube. Earlier this week, they also announced the Optimus Tag and a bunch of stylish phones under their new Optimus L line. Today? They just announced the Optimus 4X HD, the official successor to last year’s Optimus 2X (aka, “the world’s first dual-core smartphone”).
From its name alone, the biggest upgrade should be pretty obvious. The Optimus 4X HD will be powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, along with a huge 4.7-inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 720 HD resolution. The rest of the spec draws up a pretty high-end phone: the 4X HD will pack in 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (there’s no word on a microSD slot for adding more), and a 2,150mAh battery packed into a relatively slim 8.9mm-thick frame. The device will also rock an eight-megapixel camera at the back, and a1.3MP webcam up front.
The Optimus 4X HD will arrive running on Android 4.0 out of the box, along with LG’s custom skin on top.
No word on pricing yet, but LG did say that the phone is set to hit Europe within the second quarter of 2012.