In quad-core Android-based smartphones, the industry’s first models were launched by HTC, Huawei, LG, and ZTE at processor speeds up to 1.5GHz.
Android 4.0 phones also appeared from the four companies, all of which also showed new LTE phones.
LG launched its first quad-core phone, the Optimus 4X HD with Nv
idia’s quad-core 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor and True HD IPS 4.7-inch display. The 4X HD, which lacks 4G LTE, is billed as featuring the world’s only 4-Plus-1 quad-core processor, which incorporates a fifth battery-saving core that handles less-demanding tasks such as active standby.
The 4X HD’s other key features include Android 4.0 OS, 1,280 by 720 HD display, 16GB internal memory, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1.3-megapixel front camera.
Another new phone is the Optimus 3D Max with 4G LTE and glasses-free 3D display, which displays 3D images and videos captured by the phone and converts 2D images to 3D.
The 3D Max will launch with the Android 2.3 OS but is upgradable to Android 4.0. It features 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch WVGA display, 4G HSPA+ 21Mbps technology, and nearfield communications (NFC). NFC can be used with tags whose macros automatically adjust phone settings.
Samsung’s Android Gingerbread-based Galaxy Beam incorporates 15-lumen projector to display content at up to 50 inches wide on a wall or ceiling in indoor and outdoor environments.
The phone features 1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch 480 by 800 WVGA TFT display, 8GB internal memory, 2,000 mAh battery, 5-megapixel rear camera with flash, front 1.3-megapixel camera, 720p video capture at 30 fps, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/, Samsung Kies and a 0.5-inch depth.
The Beam features 4G HSPA+ 14.4Mbps cellular-data technology in the U.S. 850/1900MHz bands and in foreign 900/21000MHz bands.
ZTE unveiled its first Android 4.0 phone is the company’s first phone with quadcore processor.
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