South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics was the first handset vendor in the world to launch a smartphone powered by a dual-core application processor. Apparently, it is also set to be one of the first to release quad-core handsets, and the first of these has just emerged.
2012 is expected to prove the year of quad-core devices, and LG’s X3
smartphone, which can be seen in the photo to the left (available
courtesy of P.N), should be one of them.
Rumor has it that the new mobile will run under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating
system, and that it will feature physical capacitive buttons, the same
as many of the devices set to hit the market this year with ICS from the
The specs list of LG X3 will reportedly include a large touchscreen
display, measuring 4.7 inches diagonally and capable of delivering a
1280 x 720 pixels resolution.
Additionally, the smartphone will feature an Nvidia Tegra 3 application
processor and will be very slim at less than 9 millimeters.
On the back, the new device will sport an 8-megapixel photo snapper with
support for HD video recording, complemented by a 1.3-megapixel photo
snapper on the front, suitable for video calling.
The upcoming mobile phone,is expected to sport 16GB of internal memory, complemented by support
for additional storage space through a microSD memory card.
The LG X3 smartphone will supposedly pack 21Mbps HSPA connectivity
capabilities, along with LTE capabilities in certain markets. The
handset will also sport 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, along with Bluetooth 4.0. NFC
connectivity should also be included into the mix.
Moreover, the new smartphone is said to be powered by a 2000mAh, which
should offer it enough usage time, although it packs the said powerful
The mobile phone should arrive on shelves only sometime in late spring
or early summer, though we might see it being unveiled next month at the
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for more on it.