Feb 22 AT 11:42 PM Taylor Wimberly 41 Comments

LG announces quad-core Optimus 4X HD


LG just couldn’t contain themselves and decided to unveil their entire 2012 lineup before Mobile World Congress. Tonight the Korean company has officially announced the Optimus 4X HD. This is the quad-core beast formerly known as the LG X3 and also the same phone that we think will launch as the T-Mobile G4X.

“LG introduced the world’s first Dual-Core smartphone exactly one year ago and today we’re announcing the next milestone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “But speed in itself isn’t what makes LG Optimus 4X HD unique, it’s the benefit we’re bringing to customers with the HD multimedia experience in a mobile form factor.”

The main attraction of the Optimus 4X HD is of course the Tegra 3 processor which features 4-PLUS-1 CPU cores. Right now the official press release out of Korea does not include the full specs, so we will have to wait for MWC to find out the full list of hardware.

Confirmed specs of the Optimus 4X HD include:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 4.7 inch 720p True HD IPS display
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage
  • 2150 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • MHL, DLNA, etc.
  • 8.9 mm thick
  • SHSPA+ 21 Mbps support
One version of the press release claims the Optimus 4X HD would ship with Android 4.0, so this would be LG’s first device with Ice Cream Sandwich. As more details continue to roll in, we will update this post.

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Source: LG Korea

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  • Bryan Stoner

    Wow~ O_O I’m impressed. It’s hard to tell if it has capacitive buttons or not. The UI overlay doesn’t indicate it has soft buttons. This will be interesting. Knock em dead LGGG!!!

    • Jeff Pan

      Specs are nice!

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        Specs are very nice indeed! I wonder how well LG/T-Mobile (or whoever gets it) will support the device in terms of software. It would be doubly awesome if what they say about the G4X being vanilla Android is true too, especially if the 4X HD is vanilla as well.

    • spazby

      very impressed, not sure i can see where they screwed up, which worries me a little…

  • Mr. McAllister

    Friends don’t let friends buy LG products….unless it’s a washer or dryer.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I love my LG washer and dryer! Seriously, one of the best purchases I ever made.

  • Julian Rafael1

    BYE WHITE G2x. *patiently awaits G4X announcement*

    • sunrise

      Were you happy with your G2x? First G2x owner to say they will purchase another LG phone.

      • Julian Rafael1

        Rooted & ROM’d ICS. It’s kind of amazing.

        • Christian

          What about the 8 months of defective hardware, buggy software, slow updates, and poor support and communication from LG before the CM9 alpha was released?

          • Fedex

            CM7 :)

  • LukeT32

    can’t go wrong.

  • oddball

    The specs are decent but I’ve never had good luck with LG and after the ENv touch I will never buy another. I replaced it 14 times because of constant shutdowns. After all if that LG admits that it was a design flaw. They refused to replace my phone with anything other than a refurbished phone. Verizon on the other hand gave me a new Samsung phone as a replacement and even apologized for LG’S refusal to stand by their products especially after informing Verizon that they had improperly designed the device causing the battery to lose contact with the phone and shutting down

    • Nate B.

      The specs are “decent”? What are good specs to you?

      • oddball

        Yes decent. All of the new midhigh end phones are going to be running similar specs. I am looking for a standout phone. The screen is the best part of this device for me. I am looking for a phone that pushes the boundaries a little not just one that runs what in a month will be standard. Put 2gb of ram in and a bigger battery and this device goes from decent to impressive. Phones like everything else are subject to the differences in perspective. LG lost my business for a long time with their behavior over the ENv touch I had. 14 replacements on my phone and 7 on my wife’s (in a 4 month period) for a battery issue that they knew about and didn’t fix until Verizon asked them about the high rate of returns from customers with the phone. And then refusing to replace the phone with the “fixed” product instead they wanted to send another refurbished phone with the issue to me. A company that I can’t trust to stand by their products is not one I will spend money with.

    • jay p

      its ok i had to replace a motorola droid x 12 times. i now the feeling .

  • sunrise

    This looks beautiful on paper. Those specs are fantastic, but can we trust LG after the G2x mess?

    • Defiantbeast

      ill say this everyone hated samsung after the behold 2 and the galaxy 1 fiasco’s, however a year later they redeemed themselves with the galaxy sII, to become the number one producer of android phones. Perhaps LG has learned there lesson.

      • sunrise

        I think we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves with Samsung just yet until At&t, Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S2 variants are all updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in a timely manner.

        Samsung Galaxy S-1 saw leaks too, but it took Samsung forever to release official updates. Vibrant never even got Gingerbread, and Captivate barely got 2.3 recently.

        Until Sprints Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, At&t SGS2, At&t Skyrocket, and T-Mobiles SGS2 Hercules all get ICS in a timely manner, I’m not ready to officially say Samsung has redeemed themselves.

        • BigCiX

          They are almost just as bad as LG…..almost.

  • jamal adam

    T-Mobile, where you at?

    • Julian Rafael1


  • Nathan D.

    Hopefully this one isn’t to buggy like the last one (G2X)

  • ordio

    Looks very nice!

  • ArticulateFool

    This reeks of g2x… Stay far far away folks.

  • Carlos icee0711

    I’ve never been able to bring myself to buy anything LG. Their products always gross me out after handling them…

  • RRR

    same with the 5.44″ screen and 4000 mah battery would be the Samsung Note’s killer.

    /* guess why 5.44″?

    • RRR

      I wish the LG Vu — the 4:3 uglyphone announced last week — would have this hardware. That will go forward.

  • revd

    t mobile g3x baby

  • MrDSL

    Kinda light on the 1gig RAM..Should of been 1.5 or 2

  • Paul Atreides

    Where’s the buttons?

    • dillybar

      Its running ICS ….

      • Paul Atreides

        Soo where are the software buttons?

  • Ryan

    Why did they announce this phone in a high school girl’s bathroom?

    • Illrigger

      Looks more like a middle school girls bathroom. Are those girls like 13 or what? What am I supposed to take away from that? “This is the phone we think your teen daughter will want, even though it’s too big for her to hold” or is it “This is the phone for pedofiles”?

  • OnIn2

    I refuse to get excited about any **LG** phone until I see how they support ICS on the G2x. If they are one and done (Gingerbread) I’m one and done with LG.

    How ya’ll like Samsung products ?

  • McLovin

    Those are not Korean girls, more like Russian or Ukranian.

    I learned from the boys over at Android Atlas that LG stands for “Lucky Goldstar”. LOL, doesn’t sound like an electronics conglomerate but that’s how the translation rolls.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      LG formed when two companies merged, Lak-Hui (pronounced “Lucky”) and GoldStar Co., Ltd. Now the letters stand for their tagline “Life’s Good.”

  • Hall Lo

    The specs alone is indeed very attractive, but since its from LG and we all know what happened to the G2x, I would need to reconsider to get it or not….. :/

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    A WILD JAILBAIT DUO APPEARS! Now that we have your attention…

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    Seriously though, LG, give us unlucky G2x owners incentives and reasons to purchase from you again.