LG's quad-core Optimus tabphone powers into Europe
Pace and display
The big-screen LG Optimus 4X HD has joined the growing list of quad-core party members, with the company's Nvidia Tegra 3 powerhouse shipping across Europe this week.
As with most of its sexy quad-core rivals, the 4X HD tries to seduce with a saucy screen. Here it's a 4.7in IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a pixel density of 313ppi.
First unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012, the 8.9mm thick Optimus 4X HD rocks Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich spruced up with the new Optimus UI 3.0, all of which promises to hold out well through the larger-than-usual 2150mAh battery.
The company says this is also thanks to proprietary SiO+ technology, which apparently provides high energy density in juice packs with smaller form-factors.
Other specs include 16GB of built-in storage, a front facing 1.3Mp webcam and a rear-facing 8Mp camera, an MHL port and DLNA compatibility.
The Germans are the first to get their hands on the LG Optimus 4X HD, with the phone available from today, but widespread European release - including a UK rollout - is set to follow shortly.
An exact RRP has yet to be set, but you can expect it to be competitively priced up to rival the Samsung Galaxy S III and other high-end smartphones. ®
Nurse, a Mars bar - stat!
Someone please feed those models, before they disappear!
There are girls in the picture?
http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/06/11/lg_1.jpg - you just have to love appalling photoshoppery :)
The more you look at the way the girls are holding the phones, the more disturbing it gets...
> drain the battery quicker
No. These are not Intel chips. This is not Windows. The advantage of a quad core is that it can idle with 3 cores completely turned off and just one, 1/4 of the power drain, running at idle. So it can be down to, say, 5-10% battery drain compared to a single core which would idle at, say, 20%.
Then it can turn on cores as required for the processing load. It may be that having all 4 switched on may be quite rare.
Another further saving is if the cores are asymmetric with one slow but very efficient that is the only one on during idle or sleep.
So the reason for having 4 cores is to _reduce_ battery drain.
Ever thought that just maybe it is the 4X HD icon that is over Slough?