LG’s had a busy week. After the LG Optimus Vu had us reaching for our tape measures and the LG Optimus 3D Cube had us wondering just what’s in the water at LG HQ, the company has finally unveiled a normal, powerful flagship phone to compete with the top tier: the LG Optimus 4X HD.
The LG 4X HD is, despite our earlier worries, a very decent-looking handset. The enormous 4.7-inch display boasts an impressive 1280×720-pixel resolution, while underneath that sits an Nvidia Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core processor. That lends the 4X some serious power, and should mean that it’ll be able to compete with whatever Samsung and HTC drop this year.
LG’s track record with Android updates has been sketchy at best, so it’s good to see that the Optimus 4X HD has Android 4.0 installed out of the box. Other notables include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The whole package is tied up neatly inside an 8.9mm-thick case. That’s just a whisker fatter than the 8.5mm thick, dual-core Samsung Galaxy S2. But then you’d expect pancake-like svelteness from a phone with a 4.7-inch display.
No word on price or release date yet, but expect it to sit at the very top end of LG’s 2012 offerings, with a price to match. For now, the LG Optimus 4X HD can stay where all LG’s MWC phones belong: in the hands of some worryingly young-looking girls.