LG Optimus 4X HD showcasedFeb 27, 2012 08:00 GMT
Although HTC may be scaling back its release schedule for 2012, LG is taking the opposite route and positively planning to assault the market with a slew of new smartphones.
The most recent LG handset to emerge from development and into the public eye is the Optimus 4X HD and it looks like this will be the firm's flagship handset during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) later this month.
There is quite a lot of information about this handset hidden away in its name, such as the fact that it will feature a quad core processor from Nvidia and a high definition display measuring 4.7 inches across the diagonal.
The Tegra 3 CPU will give it 1.5GHz of power across four individual cores and so it will stand up alongside the HTC One X and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3, when it comes to pure performance.
The screen will pack a native resolution of 1280x720, the likes of which has already been seen on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and which will probably become a standard high end feature this year.
Android 4.0 is going to be preinstalled on the Optimus 4X HD, with LG only making a few minor tweaks to the interface, to give it a unique look and feel.
An eight megapixel camera and a secondary snapper for video calling are also listed amongst the Optimus 4X HD's basic features, according to Engadget.
This week also saw LG reveal the Optimus 3D Max, which is a full follow-up to last year's autostereoscopic powerhouse.
The Optimus Max will be a little less powerful than the Optimus 4X HD, sporting a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a 4.3 inch display, which is largely identical to the screen found on the 2011 iteration.
Further similarities prevail as the twin five megapixel cameras and Android 2.3 operating system will remain intact for this generation of the handset. However, LG is promising that an Android 4.0 update will arrive shortly after the Optimus 3D Max launches in the spring.
3D did not get off to a particularly stellar start last year and there is no reason to suspect that the public appetite for it is any larger in 2012. People will be more interested to see how the high end LG Optimus 4X HD stacks up against its competitors and whether it can surpass 2011's dual core Optimus 2X.