title: LG Optimus 4X and Huawei Ascend D / url: LG-Optimus-4X--Huawei-Ascend-D

LG Optimus 4X HD

LG's first quad-core smartphone was first outed on the company's website earlier this month, but was officially shown off at the show.

The Ice Cream Sandwich phone has a mammoth 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, all of which will then be aided by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. A 4.7-inch 1280x720p IPS True HD screen directly puts it in line to rival the current Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

On the back there’s an 8MP snapper with a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video calls.

Features wise, the LG Optimus 4X HD has advanced 'Companion Core' technology which reduces the number of processing cores it uses when operating small tasks such as web browsing or texting.

However, when tasks such as HD movie playback or gaming are in operation the smartphone will then utilise the full quad-cores, thus saving on battery.

In addition you'll also find MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) connectivity which will make outputting high-definition video even easier.

It will be available in Europe in Q2.

Huawei Ascend D

One of the first widely-anticipated quad-core phones, the Huawei Ascend D is powered by Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor, which the company claims is the fastest on the market.

It  also boasts a 4.5-inch 720P high definition touchscreen, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, a 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p full HD video-capture and playback capabilities.

Measuring 64mm narrow and 8.9mm thick, the Huawei Ascend D quad UK launch date is set for Q2 2012 – but a UK price has not yet been confirmed.