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LG Keeps the Pre-Barcelona Announcements Coming, This Time With Quad-Core Phone

Clearly looking to beat the Mobile World Congress onslaught, LG Mobile announced its fourth phone of the week, this time the quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD.

In addition to the 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, the Optimus 4X boasts a 4.7-inch screen, an 8 megapixel camera and the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android. Pricing and availability were not announced.

The Optimus 4X is the latest pre-Barcelona announcement from LG, which has also announced a new 3-D phone, an NFC-equipped device, and a 5-inch device that fits into the emerging “phablet” category. LG has also promised a new look for its phones, which have been struggling amid fierce competition in the Android business.

LG is having a press conference at Mobile World Congress, but it’s not clear if there will be any new devices left to announce.

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