LG P-700 joining X3 at MWC, runs ICS

Another LG Android handset has leaked ahead of MWC, and this one runs Ice Cream Sandwich as well, though not as you'd expect...

Mobile World Congress is just three weeks away, and the leaks are coming thick and fast. We already knew about the quad-core ICS phone LG is prepping to show off in Barcelona, but now comes word of another LG mobile running Ice Cream Sandwich.

Dubbed the LG P-700, it'll run Ice Cream Sandwich, though in a unique way, our sister site CNET.com reports . The thing is, it features a 640x480-pixel resolution screen, which hints it could be optimised for landscape usage. But why, oh why?

One possibility is it could be a dedicated gaming handset, like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play . Though considering that phone's, er, limited success, we're not too sure LG would follow suit. Or LG could position it as ideal for movies, explaining the landscape orientation. Whatever the deal, there's not long to wait to find out.

There's not much else to go on, seeing as the handset was found on the UPnP Forum (a body that ensures devices are usable using standardised technologies, so they'll play nice with other bits of consumer tech). But look, the LG X3 has also shown up there, under the working title of the LG P-880, according to Pocketnow.

We brought you news of the X3 a couple of weeks ago : it's the quad-core packing, Tegra 3-running beast of a phone, that also packs a 720p HD screen that matches the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Sony Xperia S . Oh, and that screen is a mammoth 4.7 inches across, too.

The X3 is also rumoured to have an 8-megapixel camera, and 16GB storage on board.

HTC is also expected to out a quad-core handset at MWC, when it kicks off on 27 February. We'll be there, bringing all the news as it happens, so keep it CNET UK.

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