Feels like only yesterday when I was talking about all those many features of LG Optimus 2X, the world's first dual-core smartphone. Remember those articles from 2011, TP Friends?

Now, we're announcing that the follow-up to that Guinness Book of World Record title-holder will be out in the Philippines in just a few days. Time flies just like that, eh?

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We've just got official word from LG Philippines; LG Optimus 4X HD will be available across the archipelago next week with an SRP of Php 27,990.

Featuring NVIDIA's landmark 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core mobile processor called Tegra 3, the company's 2012 flagship Android smartphone, the LG Optimus 4X HD, is the most powerful and energy-efficient handset LG has produced so far. According to NVIDIA, Tegra 3 automatically activates all four cores when maximum power is required but defaults to the fifth, battery-saver core when less power is needed, like during music playback or standby mode. Also, thanks to an exclusive Eco-Mode application that will come via software upgrade, users will be able to manually shut down any of the Tegra 3's cores for greater control over performance and power-consumption.

What's more, LG Optimus 4X HD comes with a 2,150 mAh battery, which is the largest among current Quad-Core Android smartphones. This battery even has a proprietary SiO+ technology that supposedly allows it to hold a greater charge without adding bulk to the smartphone.

That's a lot to look forward to in terms of energy-efficiency. Can't wait to play with the handset and test the uptime; Hopefully it lives up to expectations.

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Looking at the smartphone, it's obvious that the 4.7-inch True HD IPS 1280 x 720 pixels resolution display is its true highlight. The Korean company says that the screen's 16:9 ratio lets users view more content at a glance and its Stripe RGB IPS Panel and high pixel density of 313ppi combine to deliver sharper text. Also, True HD IPS delivers a more accurate reproduction of the white background in emails and messages, which greatly enhances text readability .

LG Optimus 4X HD runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system skinned by the company's Optimus UI 3.0. This user experience (UX) comes with neat services like QuickMemo, which - according to LG - "allows users to instantly jot memos or notes from any screen and to personalize messages and share comments across a wide range of content including web pages, digital magazines, photos and more without having to open a separate application." (Interesting. I'm excited to see how it works.) Also, Optimus 4X HD, which flaunts an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with 'Power LED' flash and a full HD video recorder, comes with Media Plex combining a range of functions to enhance image and video playback such as Live Zomming and Fingertip Seek . Media Plex also includes Time Catch Shot - kinda like what you'll find in HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 - which lets the user select and save the best shot among all images taken just before the shutter button was pressed.

Again, LG Optimux 4X HD will land on our shores come third week of July. Donning a price tag of Php 27,990, this smartphone is more affordable than its fellow quad-core Android handsets, HTC One X (Php 36,000 +/-) and Samsung Galaxy S3 (Php 33,000 +/-). But is it as good or even better than its main competition? Well, we'll soon find out.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name LG Optimus 4X HD
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions132.4 x 68.1 x 8.9 mm
Weight 138 grams
Available Colors White, Black
Operating System Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Display 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density), 720 x 1280 pixels, HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 ULP GeForce GPU Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset
RAM/ROM 1 GB RAM
Internal Storage 16 GB (~ 13 GB user available), expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Camera 8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus and 'Power' LED flash, 1.3 MegaPixels front camera
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
Ports microUSB (MHL) v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyro, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 2150 mAh
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Flagship Release, Quad Core Processor, SNS integration, Google Services Suite, SiO+ Battery
Announcement Worldwide: February 2012
Philippines: July 2012
Availability Philippines: July 2012
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 30,000
Official SRP: Php 27,990