The Mobile World Conference is happening this week in Barcelona where LG have introduced the new Optimus 4X HD smartphone. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this monster handset boasts a 4.7-inch 720p display and a Tegra 3 quad-core CPU. It’s ideal for processor intensive tasks but it combines a fifth battery-saver core to handle less demanding workloads. The rear 8MP camera offers an LED flash with ‘backside Illumination’. There is also a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calling. It’s super slim at just 8.9mm thick but theres no pricing or release date info just yet.

The LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Tablet demoed at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona this week.

Samsung have announced the all new Galaxy Tab 2, which will come in 7 and 10 -inch editions. This is the successor to their controversial tablet from last year that repeatedly landed the Korean manufacturer in legal hot water with Apple over a copyright infringement of the ipad design.

The display resolution has been increased to 1280 x 800, other than that the specs seem surprisingly standard fair with a 1GHz dual core CPU, 1GB of RAM and front and rear cameras. However battery life is expected to to be given a boost with the addition of a 7,000 mAH cell. The familiar TouchWiz UI sits on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There is no word yet on pricing but the Galaxy Tab 2 should hit stores in the UK first in March.

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