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LG X3 may be Android 4.0 flagship model

CES may have just ended, but new rumors predict that LG will announce an Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphone at Mobile World Congress.

The LG X3 may be able to contend with just about any Android out there. Pocketnow

LG, not wasting any time, is off and running with plenty of Android for the new year.

Just days after announcing its first 4G LTE Android tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE, details have emerged for a high-end smartphone.

Based on the rumored specifications, LG may be ready to unveil a flagship Android 4.0 handset next month at Mobile World Congress.

According to information obtained by Pocketnow, the LG X3 should boast a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a massive 1,280x720-pixel 4.7-inch display, and an 8-megapixel camera. Additionally it should have a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, 16GB storage, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ connectivity, NFC, and a 2,000mAh battery. That's not too shabby for a phone with an alleged sub-9mm (0.35-inch) profile.

Even if LG announces the handset at Mobile World Congress we may be a few months away from seeing it touch down in the United States. Indeed, LG has a habit of releasing the same model across various regions, often giving other countries a slight head start. For now, Pocketnow predicts a late spring or early summer release date, possibly with LTE connectivity.

I'm becoming a bigger fan of LG's moves lately, what with the Nitro HD, Spectrum, and Viper. As many Android users begin to consider new devices, LG is poised to steal away a bit of Samsung and HTC's market.