MWC: LG makes six additions to Optimus range


Manufacturer showcases its first quad-core processor powered smartphone, with the Optimus 4X HD, Optimus L3 and L7 going on sale in the UK

LG has unveiled six new handsets, including its first to be powered by a quad-core processor.

The Optimus 4X HD (pictured left) has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and runs off the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

It has a 4.7 inch HD touchscreen, eigh megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and 16GB of memory.

The handset will initially launch in LG’s home market of Korea before becoming available in the UK later this year.

There are three handsets that start LG’s L-Range collection. The L3 (pictured centre) comes with a 3.2 inch screen and three megapixel camera, tje Optimus L5 will have a four-inch screen with further details about the phone announced later this year and the Optimus L7 (pictured right) includes a 4.3 inch wide touchsceen.

Phones 4U has announced it will range the L3 in black when it launches in the UK in April, and will have an eight week exclusive on the L7 when it goes on sale later this year.

The other two additions are the Optimus Vu and LTE Tag. The Vu will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and run off Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It will feature a five-inch touchscreen, eight megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front0facing camera and 32GB of memory.

The LTE Tag comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and will also run off the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It has a five megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of memory and NFC capabilities.