LG is working on a real “arsenal” so they can compete on the smartphones market and the first information about the plans of LG for this year were “revealed” by PocketNow: LG is working on the LG X3, a smartphone that will come with a quad core processor.
If these details will prove to be real, LG X3 will play in the “smartphones major league” as it will benefit from a 4,7 inch display at HD 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, however it will be one of the thinnest smartphones on the market with a thickness of only 9 mm.
This is suggested including by the spy photo below, which also shows the fact that the side margins of the phone will be very small.
The hardware platform is the Nvidia Tegra 3 equipped with four 1.5 GHz cores and a supplemental core to basic features and the internal memory of the phone will be 16 GB.
Connectivity also has top notch options: 3G with download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
The photo camera has a sensor of 8 MP and the phone will also have a 1.3 MP frontal photo camera for video calls, while the Li-Ion battery could have a capacity of up to 2000 mAh, which is pretty big but understandable for such a quad core “monster”.
The LG X3 smartphone will ship with Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and it seems that every top smartphone released this year will come with Android 4.0 ( except the ones from Apple, of course ). In this context, the presence of the thre Menu, Home and Back keys under the display is a little weird as these features were integrated in Android ICS.
Because right now we are talking about rumors, we don’t have details about the price, however most likely the LG X3 will be presented at MWC in Barcelona which will start on February 25.
LG joins rivals HTC who will also release two quad core smartphones in the near future: HTC Edge and HTC Zeta.