If 2011 was the year of dual-core processors, 2012 will probably be the year of quad-cores. The race for power will never stop in the world of mobility. This growth shows that the sector is far from being at an impasse, but produces a very rapid obsolescence of the terminals. In 2011, the LG Optimus 2X was the first smartphone to have a dual-core processor: nVidia Tegra on 2. This year, the manufacturer could repeat the same thing, but with quad-core and the Tegra 3 via the LG X3.

Leaked Images of LG X3

LG X3 succumbed to the trend by offering an ever larger screen,  a 4.7-inch 720p display, an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera, 16 GB of built-in storage, and a MicroSD slot. The phone measures less than 0.35 inches thick, according to the leaked details.

Great news: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be directly integrated. The manufacturer is a real bad boy in the field (the Optimus 2x received its upgrade to Gingerbread more than six months after its release!). In terms of design, it is noted that LG chose to retain its tactile keys. In terms of connectivity, we’re talking about up to 21 Mbps HSPA, LTE for the regions concerned, WiFi b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0. The battery should be fairly comfortable with its 2000 mAh. Like the Galaxy Nexus, it could serve as a NFC transmitter.

A priori, this model should be announced next month at the Mobile World Congress, for release in spring or summer. This smartphone is in competition with the future Samsung Galaxy S III or HTC Edge / Endeavor. Expect the LG X3, by the end of Q2 this year.