LG announced today that the Optimus 4X HD, which was first introduced at Mobile World Congress in February, will be available next month in key markets starting in Western Europe. Beyond its Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, LG's latest Android 4.0 device boasts the biggest battery among quad-core smartphones at 2,150 mAh and a superb high resolution viewing experience with LG's 4.7" "True HD IPS" display. The Optimus 4X HD is fitted with Nvidia's Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 quad-core mobile processor, which is also used for the HTC One X, which utilizes a fifth core for the best power efficiency and outstanding performance.
For maximum performance, Tegra 3 runs on all four cores but when in standby mode the processor defaults to the fifth, battery-saver core. In a future upgrade, LG will introduce Eco-Mode specifically for the Optimus 4X HD which will allow users to manually shut down any of the Tegra 3's cores for even more control over power consumption and performance. The removable 2,150mAh battery utilizes advanced SiO+ technology to provide higher energy density for more power and longer run times without adding bulk to the phone's already svelte form factor.
One of the new UX features in the Optimus 4X HD is Quick Memo, which first appeared in the Optimus Vu:. Quick Memo is not an app but is integrated into the operating system of the Optimus 4X HD so that it can be activated within any application, including games or video players. It gives one the ability to jot memos or notes over a screen image for saving or sharing with others. The version of Quick Memo found on the Optimus 4X HD is a newer version that allows URLs imbedded in memos to directly connect to web pages.
Media Plex is the newest addition to the Optimus 4X HD. This is a collection of software features that take image and video playback on the smartphone to a level that until now was only possible on a PC or laptop.
The advanced 8.0 megapixel BSI (backside illumination) sensor camera of the Optimus 4X HD comes with a powerful new feature that allows users to select and save the best shot among the images taken just before pressing the shutter button. And with MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), there are multiple ways to connect the phone to TVs and other devices in the home.
The Optimus 4X HD will be rolled out in Europe followed by countries in Asia, CIS, South and Central America in the coming months. A price wasn't announced today.
Cheers ~ Arne