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LG is Planning to Get Revolutionary at MWC, Three Phones We May See

The press invites for Mobile World Congress (MWC) are starting to roll out in waves. The latest is from LG, who plans to show off “Revolutionary Smartphones” at the event, 3 of which we may already know about. While LG doesn’t have the greatest of reputations when it comes to Android phones, they are certainly making a big play in 2012. Here are some of the LG leaks that have a better than average chance at making an MWC appearance.

  • LG X3:  Rumored to be LG’s first NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core device, it sports a 4.7″ HD screen, runs Ice Cream Sandwich, and has an 8MP camera. Not many other details are available, but with that screen size and the fact that it has a Tegra 3, we are willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. More info.
  • Optimus 3D 2:  For whatever reason, LG has decided to create another 3D smartphone even after the sub-par performance of the LG Thrill. This 2nd edition will feature a NOVA display, dual-core processor, and a thinner body. Not much else is expected from it. If you like 3D on phones, this should be right up your alley. More info.
  • Optimus Vu:  The wildcard and potentially most interesting of the 3 phones is the Optimus Vu. Rumored to sport a 5″ screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio, NFC, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, dual cameras and Gingerbread, you have to at least want to fondle this thing once, don’t you? Its square-like body brings such an odd shape to the smartphone realm that LG at least has our attention on this one. More info.

Three offerings that LG expects to revolutionize the game. I’m not so sure any of these can do that, but all 3 phones offer something so completely different that we’ll give LG props for at least trying.

Interested in any of these devices?

  • Anonymous

    there is only soo much LG can do for this event soo I’m wont be that impressed…. unless they unveil a Quad-core 1.5ghz processor with android 4.0 and an HD screen….. now thats impressive

  • Jim McClain

    maybe i can trade my nexus for one

  • Anonymous

    In my opinion, LG made the best feature phones, but their slow entry into the smart phone market has put them on the back burner.  The 3 OEMs that actually matter have been making smart phones since the WinMo days.

    Unless there is CM9 on LG, the phone is pretty much irrelevant.

  • Anonymous

    You know what would be revolutionary? Announcing that you will update my LG REVOLUTION to ICS. Any time this year would be fine. It’s pathetic that what was supposed to be a top of the line phone in July didn’t get Gingerbread until Nov. and may never get ICS. Not to mention the random reboots both my original revo and this warrantied replacement. Also thanks vzw for punishing the earlier adopters of lte phones-none have announced ics yet and other than the tb (maybe) none will probaby ever get it.

    • Anonymous

      Fwiw I forgot to mention I will never buy another LG phone again. Totally in envy of the Nexus I got for my wife. And I long for the Droid 4’s keyboard. It’s pretty cheap off contract, I might need to get that at some point.

      On the flip side, the revo is nicer that the BB Tour I upgraded from.

      • Jim McClain

        ill sell you my nexus

        • Anonymous

          Tempting offer but I’m between jobs now. Some of the jobs in my field require sending 30-100 emails a day from the phone. If I get one of those I’ll need the D4.If not, maybe the nexus. For now I’ll just suffer with the revo. Although once I get a new phone, the revo will make a nice ipod touch equivelant (play music and watch videos aroubd the house) ob wifi.

      • Anonymous

        D4 screen is horrible, makes the old tech Sammy Stratosphere look like a dream phone.

      • Anonymous

        Compared to what? The nexus, sure it is probably awful. Compared to my revo, it probably isn’t too bad. Unfortunatley there are many great qwerty cboices.
        Its the d4 and the single core stratosphere.Sad really.

  • Edwin M

    Am I alone in thinking that they are going crazy with the oversized phones? I think the GNex screen and phone size should be about the limit.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    A Tegra 3 based phone is my next phone .. which is why I did not blow my load on that Nexus ha ha ha

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  • Guest

    I hope someone tells these manufacturers that their ICS phones no longer need capacitive buttons.

    • Anonymous

      Having used Honeycomb on a device with capacitive buttons, I prefer the hardware buttons.

  • I highly doubt that LG can make smartphone that can truly can revolutionize the mobile industry. Given the fact most of their smartphone offerings have been lack luster and not appealing in terms of design. They also are imitators of Samsung touchwiz ui and its launcher. Yea, pretty much I wouldn’t get my hopes up with an LG smartphone.

    • Anonymous

      I know what you mean. As an owner of an LG Revolution, it’s anything but.

  • EC8CH

    put 3D on a 4:3 screen and then you’ll have sumthin’


  • Anonymous

    LG makes the iPhone screen, so expect all of these to be IPS LCD panels. No thanks. Once you go sAMOLED with it’s pure black, you don’t go back.

    • EC8CH

      It’s pretty awesome when you turn the screen of the G-Nex on and the black areas don’t get even the slightest amount brighter.

      • Anonymous

        And then you load HD content in the Rezound and Nexus, watch for 10 seconds, then put the Nexus back on the shelf…..

  • Michael Forte

    Three phones we may see and not care about…

    • DJyoSNOW

      Especially since vzw wont do 1yr upgrades any more. Im still on a single core phone, and…lol will probally see tripple core by the time vzw lets me upgrade. Why they wont take my money?¿

      • EC8CH

        cause they already have it.

  • youarealwaysthereMD

    Didn’t pantech attempt to make a 4:3 phone?