LG X3

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.

LG X3 quad-core gets detailed, screenshots included

LG's next high-end smartphone has been leaked and name dropped a few times but today we have received a full slew of specs, and screenshots that basically confirms all previous reports and rumors. Following its older sibling the LG G2x and the Optimus 2x we are now hearing they'll be releasing the LG X3 quad-core Tegra 3 smartphone soon. While that isn't new, the full specs and screenshots below are brand new.

LG planning to show “revolutionary” phones at Mobile World Congress

With Mobile World Congress 2012 soon approaching the invites and press releases keep rolling in. LG has just sent out a few that are saying they will be showing a "revolutionary smartphone for 2012" that is piquing our interest to say the least. Most likely they are talking about the recently teased Optimus Vu 5" smartphone linked below but that might not be all.

Two new LG phones show up in certification records

We know that LG has at least one new Android phone slated for release soon, namely the X3, likely to be shown off at Mobile World Congress later this month. That device and one more are probably the source of a pair of certification filings in the Universal Plug and Play database, a set of standards for wired and wireless networking. The phones in question are the "LG-P880" and the "LG-P700". The former is of the most interest to spec hounds, and it probably the model number for the X3.

LG X3 brings Prada style and a Tegra 3 processor

Quad-core phones are going to be all the rage in the next few months, and it looks like LG has no intention of letting HTC have all the fun. PocketNow got a look at the so-called LG X3, a Tegra 3-powered superphone that's likely to be the manufacturer's successor to the Optimus LTE. The phone's style brings to mind the clean lines of the LG Prada phone 3.0, and that's a very good thing. To round out impressive looks and drool-worthy specs, it's rumored to be running Ice Cream Sandwich.