The LG Optimus 4X HD will soon be arriving in UK stores, bringing with it a 4.7-inch screen, quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and a bunch of software extras.
We first saw the 4X back in February for Barcelona's Mobile World Congress but since then it seems to have disappeared off the radar. It's reared its face again today though as LG has confirmed that it will be hitting our shelves very soon. It's going to be launching "in Western Europe" in June although exactly when it's going to be in good old Blighty hasn't been confirmed yet.
The 4X HD was one of my favourite phones from MWC, packing a 4.7-inch screen with a 720p resolution that was both bright and vivid -- as you'd expect from a company that's famous for its TVs. It's running on a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip that I've found to be extremely competent on tablets like the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 for not only general processing tasks but also for handling 3D games too.
The Tegra 3 also makes use of a fifth core that it can switch to when in standby mode, thereby preserving power by not using all four main cores at once. We didn't find this produced particularly impressive results on the HTC One X, but LG's Eco software might be able to squeeze some extra juice out of it by letting you throttle the power output of the processor when you're doing less demanding tasks.
The phone also comes with a bunch of media software that apparently gives you finer control over your video watching and Quick Memo that lets you write a note whilst you're in any app or game.
There's no word on pricing yet for the new phone but it's likely that the various networks will be announcing their plans nearer to the launch so stay tuned for more info.