LG to Release Quad-Core Device in June

LG has announced that the Optimus 4X HD will launch in Europe next month, at the same time that Samsung releases its new flagship, the Galaxy S III.

Revealed in February, the new Optimus has a quad-core processor and 4.7-inch screen which uses what LG call ‘in-plane’ switching to allow the user to view the display from wide angles.

The four main cores of the 1.5GHz processor are supplemented by a fifth, low-powered core which will be utilised by the device to perform simple tasks when the main cores are busy elsewhere. LG has also announced that a future software update will allow the Optimus 4X HD to use fewer cores when large amounts of processing power are not needed. Using fewer cores will extend the life of the device’s 2150mAh battery.

Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, comes as standard, with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage also appearing on the spec list. An 8 megapixel camera is mounted on the back of the device and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing lens will allow for video calls. So far, LG hasn’t released pricing information but the device is set to hit shelves in Europe in June.

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