LG Officially Announces Optimus 4X HD – Android 4.0, Tegra 3, 4.7-inch HD Display and More


After numerous rumors today that the LG X3 would find itself launching as the LG Optimus 4X HD (and later, T-Mobile’s LG G4X) LG has finally taken the lid off their quad-core monster, now officially, the LG Optimus 4X HD. LG hasn’t exactly had the best track record for announcing cutting edge smartphones with matching good looks, but the Optimus 4X could be changing all that.

Featuring an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, the quad-core device will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Gone is LG’s stale pseudo TouchWiz UI, replaced with something more reminiscent of Go Launcher EX than stock Ice Cream Sandwich. The device also features a hefty 2,150mAh battery while still managing to keep a slim figure at only 8.9mm thick. Somebody up at LG is finally listening.

We’ll get a better look at this device at MWC 2012 when the rest of the Phandroid team arrives on the scene in just a few more days. I’m hyped.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. and battery life will be around 2.5 hours.  

    1. @PhishyKris:disqus  I believe running android 4.0 that the battery life will be much better than 2.5 hours, I would think more along the lines of a full day with moderate use. With my Galaxy Nexus I can pull almost 2 full days without a charge. I’m not using really stressful apps either. Running 4.0 with the right battery WOW. Quad Core processes might be slightly more taxing. We will have to wait and see. I’m excited to try.

  2. PhishyKris, it has a 2,150 mAh battery.  I’m guessing it will get far more than 2.5 hours.  And hey, if it were to come with the Tegra 4+1 it could really get some impressive battery time.  

    1. It is coming with the Tegra 3 “4+1”.  It says so in the article.

  3. ok lg i see you. i honestly hate LG phones, but this looks pretty good. 

  4. Sorry, that is correct.  I was thinking that Nvidia had a Tegra 3 and a Tegra 3 4+1 chip.  They are just finally calling it like it really is, 4 cores +1.  This LG phone looks good, best thing they’ve come out with in a long time.  

  5. the damn models are not necessary
    instead of paying all these models how about they make decent software to go with it

    1. Aren’t there child labor laws? The girl on the right looks to be about 12! Perhaps that’s the demo they think wants a super smart phone…

      1. That’s what I was thinking.  I’m only reading the comments because I wanted to see what people had to say about that.

        1. Ditto. I was wondering why they had a picture of a 12-year-old girl with a low-slung shirt holding the phone. That was a pretty disturbing ad. The world is full of models, and they used kids?! If this was a phone being marketed to tweens and teens, it would’ve made sense, but this is not one of those phones. 

          1. I’m sure those are not kids, but they sure as hell look like it.  Agree that it is totally unnecessary to have young models to sell phones.  We are geeky enough to buy regardless.

          2. You have over analyzed this I think ;)  I SERIOUSLY doubt she is underage, besides, I know some Latina’s that look 16, but are over 30, some people just age well.

  6. Still don’t know if this will be too big for one hand. Looks pretty good though.

  7. Looks pretty awesome. But i personally would never get a phone with a screen bigger than 4.3”. I like the 3.7” on my OG Dinc, I think 4.0” is the perfect size. Not too big, not too small.

    1. I said the same thing until the Galaxy Note stretched out my hand.. Now 4.7-inch is my new “perfection.” =p

      1. Well I guess once you go Note you never go… back?  wait… that’s not it..  ;)

  8. still looks like touchwiz to me

  9. About time u do something right LG. Your last few devices could of had been hits if they were launched with the appropriate software.

  10. That 4.7″ might be pushing it… the model in the pic is trying to make that gargantuan device look natural in the hand, but it still looks like she’s holding a brick.

    1. 4.7 is ideal for me :)

    2. Maybe the days of using petite models to show off how “big” the screen looks in tiny hands is gone.  A 5″ screen looks big in almost anyone’s hands.

      1. Right, which was my point… I think that might be a little large for something I keep in my pocket, but to each their own.

  11. is that a carrier logo on the top or am i seeing things?

    1.  You’re seeing things.  ;-)  It says LG.

  12. I’m T-Mobile, but any Tegra 3 phone at this point is going to be sexy. I personally am a Hardware nut. The faster the better. Root it and go with it. I will be really happy with the G4X with a tegra 3 proc, and 1.5 ghz ram. 4.65″ screen feels really good in my hands.  For now I am going to be happy with my Galaxy Nexus.

    By the way I have no clue of the G4X specs, I was just stating what I would be happy with on any phone.

  13. I didn’t think this phone was that great but for some reason my 13 year old son thinks its great. Not sure why.

    1.  Now you’re gonna have to have the “talk” with him!  Make sure it is super awkward, I find that makes it more fun. Hahaha!

  14. Looks cool
    Right size
    Bright display

    – not talking abt the phone

  15. LG the same Co. that made the Sh!!ty G2X with buggy software that they never fixed, Just beware they release nice spec phones but that’s it, as soon as its release there’s no more support,

    1. try installing ICS from ROOTZWIKI

      1. Not a big fan of Miui Roms, I like a full functioning Rom, currently running BionixReloaded, 

    2. You got that right bro! After the G2X debacle I wouldn’t trust LG. You know its bad when the carrier actually pulls the phone off the shelves like Tmo did with the G2X.

  16. My brother has a G2x, and it’s pretty rock solid right now after that bad launch.

    As for software support, no one is really doing a good job. My Motorola Photon isn’t getting ICS until September at the earliest.

    AND this time around, since jellybeans isn’t getting Flash support, I wouldn’t exactly be in a hurry for an update until html5 becomes the norm over flash.

    Finally, I could always install Cyanogen.

    I definitely want to ditch Sprint for a G4x on T-Mobile

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