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LG Optimus 4X HD and L-Style series: more specs and UK release plans

LG has announced more details for the forthcoming LG Optimus 4X HD and the L-Style range, which is made up of the LG Optimus L7, LG Optimus L5 and LG Optimus 3D.

The LG Optimus 4X HD as we already know comes with a 4.7-inch 1280×720 (720p) display and features True HD IPS tech, as we saw with the LG Spectrum back in CES. The LG Optimus 4X HD’s 8-megapixel camera also features a BSI (back/side illuminated) sensor for taking shots in low-light areas, a camera feature we’re seeing more and more of these days.

As you’d imagine, the LG Optimus 4X HD comes with a quad-core processor (1.5GHz), Nvidia’s Tegra 3. Or rather, a 4-PLUS-1 core processor, as Nvidia’s keen on calling it these days. Featuring a 12-core GPU as well a smaller companion core, the LG Optimus 4X HD should blaze through high end games and video as well as handle the basics easily.

The battery is huge, a 2150 mAh beast. Hopefully with the the Tegra 3’s energy efficiency the 4X HD won’t drain the battery dry in a matter of hours. 16GB of internal memory comes along for the ride plus 1GB of RAM.

The LG Optimus 4X HD is headed to the UK and Europe first, before hitting shelves in Korea and elsewhere later. Steve Gater, Chief Executive for Consumer Marketing Director at LG Mobile said, “In 2012, LG has been sure to reinforce its commitment to cutting edge technology and innovation. We’re delighted to be bringing one of the first quad-core smartphones to the UK and to provide consumers with groundbreaking speed and power in the palm of their hand.”

LG Optimus L7: Camera focuses in 0.5 seconds

Though a full list of specs for all phones in the L-Style range are still a little thin on the ground, we’re hearing that the LG Optimus L7’s camera (sensor size still unknown) has an auto-focus speed of just 0.5 seconds. Half a second to focus; that’s pretty quick.

The 4.3-inch display has also been said to feature “Improved and optimal readability,” as has the smaller LG Optimus L5’s 4-inch screen. Whether this is a tacit nod that LG’s NOVA technology makes an appearance where remains to be seen. The LG Optimus L3 we already know a little more about, having cropped up on pre-order elsewhere ahead of any official announcement.


Though there’s still no sign of the LG Optimus Vu nor the LG Optimus LTE and its NFC-equipped counterpart, the LTE Tag, coming out over here. LG has made some encouraging noises to the effect that when 4G/LTE arrives in the UK, LG will be well placed. Steve Gater added, “LG is a leading player in the development and commercialisation of LTE technology. With 23% of all the patents in the field of LTE and UK operators starting to prepare themselves for the arrival of 4G networks in the coming months, LG is perfectly placed to ensure they are able to make the most this opportunity.”

Mobile World Congress opens its gates tomorrow – we’ll be grabbing as much hands on time with all of the LG devices we possibly can. Stay tuned for pics and first impressions. 


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