Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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LG's Optimus 4X HD smartphone, which was first introduced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, will be available next month in key markets starting in Western Europe.
Beyond the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, LG's latest Android
4.0 device boasts the biggest battery among Quad-Core
smartphones at 2,150mAh and a high resolution viewing
experience with in the 4.7-inch True HD IPS display.
Since MWC, the Optimus 4X HD has been upgraded with new
SiO+ battery technology, Quick Memo to enhance
productivity and Media Plex for an advanced multimedia
The Optimus 4X HD is fitted with NVIDIA's 4-PLUS-1
Quad-Core mobile processor, the Tegra 3, which utilizes
a fifth core for the better power efficiency. For
maximum performance, Tegra 3 runs on all four cores but
when in standby mode the processor defaults to the
fifth, battery-saver core. Besides the power
optimizations, in order to cope with the power
consumption, LG will introduce Eco-Mode specifically
for the Optimus 4X HD in a future future upgrade. This
mode will allow users to manually shut down any of the
Tegra 3's cores.
One of the new UX features in the Optimus 4X HD is Quick
Memo, which first appeared in the Optimus Vu:. Quick
Memo is not an app but is integrated into the operating
system of the Optimus 4X HD so that it can be activated
within any application, including games or video
players. It gives one the ability to jot memos or notes
over a screen image for saving or sharing with others.
The version of Quick Memo found on the Optimus 4X HD is
a newer version that allows URLs imbedded in memos to
directly connect to web pages.
Media Plex is the newest addition to the Optimus 4X HD.
This is a collection of software features include:
- Fingertip Seek that shows a preview of any video frame
simply by touching the progress bar;
- Live Zooming which allows viewers to zoom in and out
by pinching during video playback;
- Video Speed Control for precise control of the
playback speed of a video;
- Thumbnail List Play which enables users to view
thumbnails of videos playing while watching another
video full screen.
The 8.0MP BSI (backside illumination) sensor camera of
the Optimus 4X HD comes with a new feature that allows
users to select and save the best shot among the images
taken just before pressing the shutter button.
And with MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) and DLNA
(Digital Living Network Alliance), there are multiple
ways to connect the phone to TVs and other devices in
The Optimus 4X HD will be rolled out in Europe followed
by countries in Asia, CIS, South and Central America in
the coming months.