Jan 20 AT 1:02 PM Dustin Earley 50 Comments

LG X3 render emerges before MWC; Tegra 3, 4.7-inch 720p display rumored

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If you were at all disappointed by the handsets shown at CES earlier this month, just wait until Mobile World Congress. Flagship devices will be on display from every major player on the market. Including LG, whose crown jewel for the first half of 2012 has just been leaked and detailed by PocketNow.

According to Evan Blass of PocketNow, the X3 will be LG’s next big device launch – and it certainly has the rumored specs to fit:

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

The LG X3 is slated to come with HSPA+ 21, but don’t count an LTE model out just yet. An LTE version could very well be in the works for areas that can utilize the network.

While these specs blow any device currently available out of the water, they’re going to be commonplace at Mobile World Congress this year. The HTC Edge, or Supreme (or Endeavor), is also rumored to launch with a quad-core Tegra 3, and the Galaxy S III may just steal the show with whatever Samsung has in store.

As for when the LG X3 will be released, look for it to hit retail sometime in late spring or early summer.

This is total speculation, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this device land a “G” in its name if it comes to the US and finds its way to T-Mobile. This would be the perfect handset for T-Mobile to base a G3X after. What do you think of the rumored specs on the X3?

Source: PocketNow

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • spazby

    It’s official, the future is bright…

    • Slith

      We’re all going to need shades. Dating myself there…

    • RRR

      Not bad given the fact that latest ultraefficient LG LCDs have twice the brightness of superAMOLEDs (which is only 330nits).

      Future would be even brighter with additional models of larger screens like those in the Samsung Note

  • Bryan Stoner

    [email protected]@= I’m in love~ With a form factor like that and quad core, what’s not to love XD

    One thing. Does anyone think the custom LG skin will get rid of soft buttons in 4.0? It just seems like capacitive touch at this point is redundant.

  • slurms mckenzie

    im glad there pushing the screen size cuz im not getting anything smaller than 4.5 in

    • Julian Rafael1

      I personally think 4″ is the sweet spot, unless the 4.3″ is elongated. 4.5″ is pushing it, let alone 4.7″ is too much. That being said, I’m still buying this.

  • Julian Rafael1

    I need this to replace my G2x.

  • Nicholas

    My Galaxy S is up for renewal in March! I will not buy anything that isn’t Quad Core with 4.0! The future is bright!

  • Kenneth Ohonba

    Please don’t be another LG disaster. Hopefully they won’t brand it as their flagship device.

  • Sam

    i have a G2x, had to root my phone to fix most issues, im sure this phone will come with plenty of bugs that LG wont fix

    • TaoRenCe

      It’s from who? (Looks at his G2X) Naw….. I’ll pass

      • Julian Rafael1

        It’s not that bad…. OK maybe it is. Lol. But it sounds amazing just like the current G2x hardware is.

        • Sam

          what good are specs if your phone freezes, requires the battery being pulled, ur phone overheats and restarts itself.

  • Louis A

    Ok if those specs are right, if I can, I can or will trade my GNex for something like that!

  • 2C

    I don’t know how anyone could be confident in this device after the monstrosity that was the G2X. On a side note why have the bottom button row with a screen that big?

  • Anthony44

    Lg never again .i say big fart ill keep my galaxy nexus all day.
    We get updates first and the screen is as big as humanily possible.
    Quad core so what how useful is that on a daily basis

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=583695634&ref=profile Rahul Singh

    Wohoo! sounds orgasmic.. Hope it comes out on T-Mobile

  • http://luggagedesigners.com Mike Hanel

    give this thing vanilla android and put it on T-mobile and I am there! People hated the G2x when it came out but i grabbed one a few months later and have loved it (only have the usual occasional android bugs… nothing major). I went from a nexus s on Sprint to the G2x and haven’t looked back. Lg has top notch build quality put into their hardware. Once rooted, it doesn’t really matter what LG is doing or not doing to fix bugs…

  • Oskar Wismierski

    I like what I see.. but wait! they take forever with updates.. no thanks then :P

  • coyotejbob

    So is this thing a phonlet? I mean where does the size change over?

  • Paul Atreides

    Unless it’s stock or the skin has been overhauled, I’ll probably pass on this device. Not a fan of their UI.

  • imperticus

    I have the LG Optimus 2X, and I have to say I’m disappointed with the phone. Although on paper it is a great phone, LG just couldn’t sort out the software side of it, and resulted in random BSODs, reboots, and mighty lags. Unless they do a major overhaul on the software side, I would stay well clear of it. The phone does look beautiful I must add.

  • http://photoep.com/ Elliot Powell

    I had High hope for the G2x, which I have. I tried to remain with the stock software but I eventually resorted to CyanogenMod. While I enjoy the build quality of My g2x LG’s support for has been abysmal.

    They need to take a queue from Samsung and HTC and support the software on a high level. And if it does land on TMO they need to step up their game and support and market the hell out of the phone. TMO is part of the reason the G2x didn’t make that much of a splash. I think the G series if marketed right can really have brand recognition much like Droid for VZW. LG and TMO will need to get their act together.

  • Nathan D.

    specs wise it’s beast but if LG makes it as buggy as G2X then I don’t see it flying of shelves

  • DroidPower

    Counting down the days till MWC

  • trt

    lol 4.7 too big hopefully less bezel more screen
    and that pics not real hopefully on screen keys like the GN not cap buttons
    and no back light bleeding would be nice

    soon we will have phones with 5plus 1080 screen

    • Raptor

      5.3″ 1080p 4-core phonlet is all i need. Android or even better Win8 if apps will be compatible with the PC

  • mustybooks

    Looks and sounds awesome… other than the LG part. Hope they prove me wrong though!

  • aranea

    The phone looks good. I’m wondering how LG is in updating to new versions of Android. It’ll be a shame if such a powerful device doesn’t get updates.

  • dacatalyst41

    Why do hardware buttons annoy me so??? Ah yes, it’s your fault my sexy Galaxy Nexus….your fault indeed!

  • Christian

    After the (ongoing) disaster that is the G2x, and considering LG’s refusal to open source the code so that rom developers can actually work effectively, I will never purchase another LG device.

    • CactusCat

      I guess I’m the one lucky winner who got the single working G2x on the planet. I renewed my contract last May, got the G2x and its been virtually perfect since day 1. I’ve not experienced any of the issues other have had. I can see a bit of screen bleed but its nothing to get your panties in a bunch over. Phone is super fast, super stable, GPS is the best ever (example… in GPS Test app, most people get Sat signal strength of between 15-40, I always get over 200 signal strength on all the birds!! – Is that just me or do all G2x’s have that going for them?) The battery is amazing, always lasting the full day of work for me (and I would be considered a heavy user due to IT support work). Only thing I do is keep WiFi and GPS turned off until I need them. Plus I check and turn off unwanted running applications (Car Home is the worst). I thanks my lucky stars that I got a good one. And I wish there was something I could do for all my beleaguered G2x brothers.

  • dillonb93

    I’m not much of an LG fan but this looks really nice. But I’m still waiting until I can replace my galaxy s2 for the s3.

  • Eludium-Q36

    Display tech is key on a larger handset and that was left out so that’s not encouraging. Plain old LCD ain’t getting it these days. 720p is great but it HAS to be OLED or Super LCD (or the like).

    • Raptor

      i think this display is their best LCD they’ve ever produced. Twice more efficient then superAMOLED at the same maximum for superAMBLED brightness or twice more bright at the same power consumption

      • RRR

        yes, and has rgb matrix not pentile shit

  • redraider133

    Lg is really stepping it up. Looks like an awesome phone. Will be interesting to see how it performs with the quad core processor and if they stick their skin on top of ics or not.

  • shadowxof

    I’m having a hard time understanding why everyone is only supporting up to 16GB of expandable storage and now 32GB. It seems a bit strange for them to take a step backwards

  • Richard Yarrell

    Oh please come on now this is LG nothing will EVER be good with LG. Quadcore or podcore these specs look great yeah fine but trust LG is a long way from proven. Galaxy Nexus KICK donkey butt on this Lg…

    • squiddy20

      Oh please, come on now, this is Richard “Dick” Yarrell, he’ll never be be able to say anything intelligent. Insults or shminsults your words mean absolutely nothing (see what I did thar?). Have you held the LG 3X to “know” that it’s as big of a piece of crap as you say it is? No, you haven’t because the only thing we’ve seen of it is the render. I would also like to point out that not even 5 months ago, you were saying the same crap about “Samsuck”, without ever actually trying any of their products. Now, you’re their new bitch… oops, I mean “spokesman”, just like you were with HTC. Again I repeat, broken record anyone?

      • cb2000a

        But yet he is a rank 90. I’m still holding out for a folding screen phone with 2.5ghz quad core cpu’s, 4gb of ram and 32gb of storage with sd card slot and HSPA++ 64.

      • Raptor

        Funny, squiddy u r the only person i am 100% agree with. And you have great patience so will be a good educator. I can not argue with such people with more then just a couple words. What interesting to me is how such people like Dick are produced because i’ve in life seen several. Is this mostly educational, family, environmental influence or a result of mental disorders (well, seems most people have some)? Is this fixable or is on DNA level? In other words do you think Dick will change?

        • Raptor

          Android and Me — when the hello you will have Edit button?

  • vid500

    The specs look great, but LG, I do not really trust them to make a great device. All my experiences with LG were not so great. But maybe they changed. And I really don’t understand the storege limit of 16 GB, my allmost two years old phone has 32GB extpandable storage.

    • redraider133

      I think it is 16gb on board and then you can add an micro-sd card.

      • vid500

        ok, yes I missread the part. :)

  • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

    Yep, LG needs to stick to entry-level phones. The Optimus is still the best entry level phone out there, and LG has completely failed to impress with ANYTHING high-end.

  • elvis sujak

    Sweet phone!!! I got a g2x and im very satisfied