Feb 10 AT 10:43 AM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

LG to show off revolutionary smartphones at MWC 2012

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LG just sent out the invite for their Mobile World Congress press event which promises to let us “discover LG’s new revolutionary smartphones.” Those are pretty big claims, but the three devices we are expecting from LG could deliver. Read on for the full details of the rumored devices.

LG X3

The LG X3 was first revealed last month and we expect it to be their flagship device. The main attraction here is the quad-core Tegra 3, which we expect to see in several phones. However, we are hearing that LG might have the fastest clocked Tegra 3 out of the bunch, so keep this phone on your watch list.

Rumored specs of the X3 include:

  • Android 4.0
  • Quad-core Tegra processor
  • 4.7-inch 1280×720 display
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • 2,000mAh battery

LG CX2 (aka Optimus 3D 2 or Optimus 3D Maxx)

Last year at MWC 2011, LG announced the Optimus 3D and this year we expect them to unveil its successor. Expect an improved auto-stereoscopic display for glasses-free 3D and improved cameras for 3D pictures and video.

Rumored specs of the LG CX2 include:

  • Android 4.0
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor
  • 4.3-inch WVGA NOVA 3D display
  • Dual 5 MP rear cameras for 3D pictures and video
  • Support for HSPA+ 21 Mbps networks
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC

LG Vu

LG’s Korean blog just posted a teaser video for this super-sized phone, which features the rarely-used 4:3 aspect ratio. It is headed for the Korean market, but it could be coming to other countries as well.

Rumored specs of the LG Vu include:

  • Android 2.3
  • 5-inch 1024×768 IPS display
  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S3 processor
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of internal storage
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC

Wrap up

We had high hopes for LG last year, but they haven’t really impressed us yet. I purchased the T-Mobile LG G2x, which was plagued by many software issues and a sub-par display. LG has released some decent devices like the Verizon Spectrum, but they didn’t include enough extras to make it stand out from the crowd. Hopefully we see an improvement in 2012.

Which upcoming LG phone has you most excited?

Via: Phone Arena

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