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.

The Optimus 4X HD will sport a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3, and a massive 4.7″ True HD IPS display. For a quick comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is equipped with a 4.65″ display. The 4X HD will look much larger if there are indeed capacitive buttons, but otherwise – it will still comfortably handle ICS.

We had previously referred to the LG Optimus 4X HD as the LG X3, but that was clarified earlier this morning; little did we know that we’d have an actual shot of the device with a few specs to show for it later on. This will definitely be at the top of LG’s lineup, so it’s expected to hang with the best of them. The LG Spectrum’s display is absolutely stunning, so it will be nice to see ICS over a similar, yet larger, screen.

[via LG Electronics]