While there was no set “theme” for mobile phones at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, there certainly is for Mobile World Congress. That theme is quad-core Tegra 3. We’ve already been invited to both an HTC press event and Nvidia’s press event. Nvidia’s event promises “more quad-core firsts”. It looks like LG may be one of those quad-core firsts as well.
According to this report from Cnet, a new Android device from LG has emerged, called the X3.
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The LG X3 is expected to come to market with a Tegra 3 quad-core chipset. The processor is a 1.4ghz four Cortex A9 CPU. The X3 is expected to have an 8 mega pixel shooter on the rear with a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front. There is also supposed to be 16gb of on board memory and it will come out of the gate with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
There is no word on how much RAM will be in this phone. RAM is a problem we were facing last year as we started to hear about dual core phones. With a dual-core phone anything less than a 1GB of RAM would make the processor appear slow as there wasn’t enough RAM to keep up with the offload of each individual core.
Now we are looking at needing 2GB of RAM to make the Tegra 3’s actual 5 cores, run at maximum efficiency.
We’re looking forward to Mobile World Congress to see what all of the manufacturers, including LG, have to offer.