LG Optimus 4X HD priced and dated

LG only revealed the Optimus 4X HD officially at Mobile World Congress this week, and already the quadcore Tegra 3 smartphone has been priced and dated for the UK. The handset will be priced at £380 ($602) pre-tax and subsidies, according to retailer Clove, and is expected to be in stock come June. However, there's bad news for lovers of glasses-free 3D, with word that the UK won't be getting LG's Optimus 3D Max.

LG hasn't said why the UK isn't getting the 3D version, but it's likely a relatively safe assumption that mediocre sales of the original LG Optimus 3D did little to encourage the company to release the successor. That could be a mixed blessing of sorts, if our findings in our hands-on are anything to go by; the new Optimus 3D Max is thinner and generally smaller than its predecessor, but the 3D technology itself is still of questionable usefulness.

Far more handy is the power of a quadcore chip, and the LG Optimus 4X HD certainly ticks the right boxes on the spec sheet. The Tegra 3 is joined by a 4.7-inch HD display and Ice Cream Sandwich, all wrapped up in a slimline 8.9mm chassis.

More details on the LG Optimus 4X HD in our full hands-on.