Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo claims an anonymous source within LG has leaked him screenshots and benchmarks from the upcoming LG X3 superphone. Though LG has had a bit of a checkered past with high-end Android devices, if Mr. O’Brien’s sources are accurate, the X3 may turn quite a few heads when it’s unveiled later this month at Mobile World Congress.
As usual, we suggest taking these with a grain of salt until the announcement is officially made. That said, Mr. O’Brien has proven a reliable source of information over the years. The rumored specs are as follows:
- 1.4 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- 4.7″ HD display, with a 1280 x 720 resolution
- 2000 mAh battery
- 16 GB internal memory, expandable to 48 GB with internal microSD card slot
- 8 megapixel rear facing camera with ultra-fast shutter
- 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
- Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
- NFC chip
Screenshots leaked to MoDaCo suggest that the X3 will either run stock Android or a very-lightly skinned version of LG’s custom overlay.
Also leaked to MoDaCo were Quadrant benchmark scores using Quadrant’s revamped benchmarking tool. With the 1.4 GHz nVidia Tegra 3 chipset, the X3 was able to put out an impressive score of 4,414, which nearly doubles the performance of the Galaxy Nexus. Of course, benchmark tests don’t always translate into an increased user experience, but tend to predict performance in everyday tasks.
We’ll keep an eye out for the LG X3 later this month at Mobile World Congress. Anyone out there interested in this device?