LG's Optimus 4X HD Arriving in June, Well After Samsung and HTC Sew up 2012

By Gary Cutlack on at

Poor old LG. It was first to announce its quad-core superphone back in February, but since then we've seen HTC get the One X out and Samsung announce its Galaxy S III for launch at the end of May. So a big slow clap for LG, then, which has said its Optimus 4X HD will hit Europe in June.

But just in case you are waiting to see what LG has before picking your next smartphone, this latest Android model will launch with Google's Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 software onboard, plus, as with Samsung's Galaxy S III, the Optimus 4X comes with a large battery, offering a 2,150mAh capacity unit to keep that huge 4.7" display alive for longer.

It's powered by Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, plus there's an 8-Megapixel camera inside. It all ought to be jolly nice, but you just have to wonder who's going to plump for an LG model when HTC and Samsung's track record is much, much better. [LG]