LG Announces Optimus 4X HD for Europe
Quad-core handset set for June release
Published: 15 May, 2012
For high-end smartphone buyers who don't want to follow the crowd and opt for the Samsung Galaxy SIII LG has announced the availability of its Optimus 4X HD in Europe. In many ways it's LG's direct answer to Samsung's handset and offers all the high-end specs that's expected from such a device. The handset was revealed at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year and when it goes on sale next month it's going to go head to head with the SIII, which is due to be released in the UK at the end of this month.
Underneath its 4.7" True HD IPS display the 4X HD is packing 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The quad-core processor is clocked at 1.5GHz and there's an 8mp camera on the back which is joined by a front-facing 1.3mp one. Other key points include that it's going to ship with Android 4.0 installed, is powered by a 2150mAh battery and is just 8.9mm thin.
Initially the device is set to be released in Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Poland and Sweden but will then be headed to Asia, CIS and South America. Pricing hasn't been confirmed yet but it's a safe bet it isn't going to be cheap. There's also no word on if or when it's getting released in North America but given its impressive specs it's only a matter of time before it is.
The announcement coincides with the news that the Optimus LTE has passed the 1million sales mark in South Korea, following on from the 150,000 milestone that it reached back in January, an impressive achievement. However with the recent release of the Optimus LTE 2 in the country it's likely any future milestones announced by the company will be for original LTE handset's successor. The LTE 2 is another device that is comparable to the Galaxy SIII except that it bests Samsung's handset in one respect offering 2GB of RAM.