LG Optimus 4X HD

LG Optimus 4X HD coming to the UK in June

Drooling over LG's latest Android flagship? You're not alone. UK retailer Clove likes their gadgets too, but apparently they've got some inside information: they say the LG Optimus 4X HD will hit their shelves in an unlocked version by June. The price is currently listed at £380 before value-added tax. That's just over $600 US, and fairly typical for a UK superphone. All this is subject to change - Clove and other retailers have a history of guessing at release dates, which are prone to unexpected delays in any case. Unfortunately, they also say that the new LG Optimus 3D Max isn't coming along for the ride.

LG Optimus 4X HD hands-on

After much speculation, LG has finally unveiled its new lineup at Mobile World Congress, and the Optimus 4X HD is right at the front. The new flagship is set to replace the Optimus LTE at the highest end of LG's smartphone offerings, and naturally we took the trek to Barcelona to check it out. The 4.7-inch, quad-core, ICS, 720p monster of a phone has got a lot to love, and significantly boosts LG's place in the high-end race. Check out some hands-on photos and impressions below.

LG Optimus 4X HD revealed, sports Tegra 3 and a 4.7-inch display

LG was rather quick to adopt a dual-core chip architecture in the Optimus 2X, and now they are close to showing off the Tegra 3 quad-core processor in the Optimus 4X HD. From the shot pictured below, it's obviously running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and seems to be absent of capitative navigation keys. Oddly, the included ICS on-screen navigation isn't present.

LG X3 will come to market as the Optimus 4X HD

What's more catchy than an extremely generic product name like "X3"? How about a longer generic name that's already appeared on dozens of handsets? PocketNow reports that the LG X3, rumored to be the South Korean manufacturer's new flagship when it appears at Mobile World Congress, will be rechristened the LG Optimus 4X HD. Why 4X? Who knows. Changes from a codename to a more generic name for actual release aren't uncommon, and our American readers should remember that LG tends to bow to carriers when it comes to US branding - see the Optimus LTE and its Nitro HD and Spectrum names on AT&T and Verizon, respectively.
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