Prima di proseguire con la composizione di questa articolo con la notizia reale, permettetemi un breve preambolo. Io non voglio dare l’idea di avercela con LG; ho posseduto diversi loro dispositivi (e sto testando in questo mio periodo americano anche il 3D Max) ed ho avuto la fortuna di incontrare più volte il Dr. Raffele Cinquegrana, product manager LG Italia, e ritengo sia un’ottimo dirigente molto attento ai rapporti con tutti i blog italiani, non importa quanto importanti essi siano. Nell’incontro di Barcellona, durante il MWC, abbiamo parlato per più di un’ora e non ha voluto entrare nel merito delle nostre, e di tutti i nostri utenti, perplessità su come la casa madre gestisca il prodotto smartphone. La stessa impressione l’ho avuta quando io ed il grande Lucio, amministratore di questo Blog insieme a Loris e Nicoz, abbiamo partecipato alla serata esclusiva, sempre a Barcellona, organizzata dai dirigenti di LG Corea: un modo di evitare le risposte alle domande dirette molto “italiano”, se mi passate il termine. Con questo spero di aver chiarito alla fine di questa lunga prefazione il mio pensiero; ed ora veniamo alla notizia, che è tutta riassunta nel titolo. LG annuncia il lancio dell’Optimus 4X HD in Germania (per primi), Olanda, Svezia, Inghilterra e, bontà loro, Italia. Quando? Non si sa! Fine della notizia.
LG announces European Optimus 4X HD launch. When? They don’t know! [UPDATE]: official press release speaks about June 11th, today.
Before continuing typing this article with the real news, allow me a brief introduction. I do not want to let you think i’m mad with LG; I’ve owned several of their devices (and I’m testing during my American trip the 3D Max too) and I had the good luck to meet several times Dr. Raffaele Cinquegrana, LG Italy product manager, and i think it is an excellent manager very attentive to the relationships with all Italian blogs, no matter how important they are. On Barcelona meeting, during MWC, we talked for over an hour and he didn’t want to go into the merits of ours, and all of our users, concerns about how LG Korea handles the product smartphone. The same feeling I had when, with our great Lucio, administrator of this blog with Loris and Nicoz, we participated the exclusive evening, again in Barcelona, organized by the leaders of LG Korea: a way of avoiding direct answers to questions very “Italian”, if I can use this definition. With this I hope to have clarified, at the end of this long preface my thoughts; and now here it is the news, that it’s all summed up in the title. LG announces Optimus 4X HD launch in Germany (first ones), Holland, Sweden, England, and their goodness, Italy. When? They don’t know know! End of the news.
SEOUL, June 11, 2012 -– LG today announced that its first Quad-Core smartphone, the Optimus 4X HD, is now available for purchase in Europe. Since its introduction at the Mobile World Congress in February this year, the retail availability of the Optimus 4X HD has been eagerly anticipated. German customers will be the first to experience the power of Optimus 4X HD, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and Italy. The rest of the region, along with Asia, CIS, South and Central America will receive LG’s fastest smartphone in the weeks and months ahead.
With its high performance and stylish design, the Optimus 4X HD raises the bar significantly for competitors to match. Featuring NVIDIA’s 4-PLUS-1™ Quad-Core mobile processor, Tegra® 3, the Optimus 4X HD boasts of unparalleled performance and speed. Tegra® 3 automatically activates all four cores when a maximum power is needed but defaults to the fifth, battery-saver core when less power is required, such as during standby mode or music playback mode. And via the exclusive Eco-Mode application which will be provided with the software upgrade, users to manually shut down any of the Tegra 3′s cores for even more control over power consumption and performance. What’s more, with a 2,150mAh battery — the largest among Quad-Core smartphones — and proprietary SiO+ technology, the battery in the Optimus 4X HD is able hold a greater charge without adding bulk to the clean lines of the smartphone.
The 4.7-inch True HD IPS display on the Optimus 4X HD offers a superior high-clarity viewing experience with a resolution of 1280 x 720. Additionally, the 16:9 ratio allows for viewing more information at a glance and the device’s high pixel density of 313ppi and Stripe RGB IPS Panel offers sharper and crisper text. The Optimus 4X HD provides white background for the e-mail and message screen that users frequently use and True HD IPS allows for more accurate reproduction of white that enhances readability.
“The Optimus 4X HD is fast but speed alone isn’t what makes this smartphone so great,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Differentiated User Experience and exclusive features LG engi-neers have developed for this device set this phone apart as much as it’s Tegra 3 brain. With Optimus 4X HD, we’ve set the bar quite high for the industry and the competition.”
The Optimus 4X HD boasts LG’s new User Experience (UX), Optimus UI 3.0, which includes QuickMemoTM. QuickMemoTM allows users the ability to instantly jot memos or notes from any screen, without having to open a separate application. The Optimus 4X HD also comes with Media PlexTM, which combines a range of functions to enhance image and video playback such as Fingertip Seek and Live Zooming. Media PlexTM also includes Time Catch Shot which allows one to select and save the best shot among the images taken just before the shutter button is depressed.