It looks as though LG has hopes to enter the Quad-Core smartphone market soon, as a prototype smartphone known as the ‘X3′ has leaked online.
The render you see above is to be LG’s first smartphone with a Quad-Core processor, which we’re told will be the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. Fujitsu has already beaten LG to the punch by announcing the world’s first Quad-Core phone at CES, and we also have a strong inkling that HTC also has a Quad-Core powerhouse up its sleeve, but as ever we’re happy to see more next-gen tech uncovered.
The super-fast and power-efficient Quad-Core processor isn’t the only shining detail on the specifications list, as the X3 appears to boast other high-end parts. Screen size is 4.7-inches with a high resolution of 1280 x 720 (that’s 720p HD quality, by the way) to boot. Both front and rear cameras are present, with the rear said to be an 8-Megapixel autofocus sensor with LED flash, and the front-facing one being a 1.3-Megapixel job.
We’re told the X3 has 16GB of internal storage out of the box, which can be expanded upon using a MicroSD card. The operating system will be Android, and judging by the presence of 3 touch buttons rather than 4, it looks as though the version will be 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, which makes this phone a very tasty prospect.
For connectivity we have Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 21Mbps HSPA and an NFC chip, which can be utilized for contactless payments and the like. The battery is said to be a whopping 2000mAh, which, if true, would put the X3 top of its class by a fair distance.
If you’re sat there thinking “all this extra tech inside is going to make for thicker phones”, think again. The LG X3 is said to be less than 9mm thick; a profile akin to the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S.
Of course, the information that’s been dug up may not prove to be entirely accurate, though we’re confident we’ll see such a phone make an appearance at the huge Mobile World Congress event next month, or slightly after. The source, Pocket-Now, is very rarely wrong with their information. Keep in mind the moniker ‘X3’ is a codename, and the handset may well go on sale with a completely different name. Going by LG’s history of device names, our money is on the Optimus 4X.