LG Shows Off Quad-Core Smartphone
Published on: 23rd Feb 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
LG today unveiled its first Quad Core processor smartphone LG Optimus 4X HD. The new smartphone combines Nvidia's latest 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor with a 4.7 inch True HD IPS display (1280 x 720 pixels).
"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 Nvidia Tegra 3 processor is the world`s only 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core mobile processor designed for high-level multimedia performance but utilizes a fifth battery-saver core to handle less demanding tasks such as active standby and music playback. When running at full speed, the 12-core graphics processing unit (GPU) in Tegra 3 is said to deliver console-quality game playability.
The Optimus 4X HD includes 16 GB internal memory and runs on the latest version of Android OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The smartphone also boasts a 8-megapixel BSI (Backside Illumination) Sensor camera with LED flash and multimedia features.
The 8.9mm smartphone features a "prism-edged" design with enhanced materials and finish.