Why we need a quad-core processor in our phone puzzles my mind. The folks over at LG seem to have the puzzle figured out as they will introduce their first smartphone with a quad-core processor. The LG X3 will be powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 four Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz. Even if we don't need this type of speed right now, it's nice to know that it's readily available.
Other than the monster of a processor, the other specs are pretty standard. The X3 has 4.3 inch screen that is capable of producing 1280x720 HD resolution, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB of internal memory. There will also be a microSD slot for memory expansion as well. The LG X3 will run Android ICS and compete with other quad-core smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S 3, HTC Edge, and HTC Endeavor.
Update: New sources have revealed that the LG X3 will be renamed LG Optimus 4X. New specs, images, and videos have surfaced.
The new specs are as follows: Nvidia Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 quad core processor, 4.7-inch 1280x720 IPS touchscreen, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, 8MP rear and 1.3MP front camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, all this will be contained in a thin 8.9mm case.