Quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD makes European debut

LG's quad-core superphone, the Optimus 4X HD, is officially on sale in Germany.

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While American smartphones have yet to taste the fruit of quad-core computing, yet another fire-breathing handset boasting the technology has hit European shores. LG has confirmed its Optimus 4X HD is now for sale in Germany.

The Optimus 4X HD , unveiled at Mobile World Congress back in February, made waves as one of the first handsets to feature Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Other notable hardware the Optimus 4X HD flaunts is a 4.7-inch 720p resolution LCD screen (1,280 x 720 pixels) using IPS technology, an 8-megapixel camera, and a big 2,150 mAh battery.

Software running the show is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with LG's latest Optimus UI 3.0 interface. You can even take notes with the phone Samsung Galaxy Note style across multiple applications, but without having to use a stylus.

Another groundbreaking device launched at the mega mobile phone expo in Barcelona was the HTC One X. Unfortunately the U.S. variant sports a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, though paired with fast 4G LTE.

Similarly, the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III won't run quad-cores either when it arrives on all four U.S. carriers . Just like HTC's One series phones, it will be so nimble and filled with cutting-edge tech you won't care .

Besides Germany, LG plans to roll out the Optimus 4X HD to other European markets including the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Italy soon.

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Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.

 

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