LG and HTC to unveil worlds first Quad-Core Smartphones at World Mobile Congress

This year’s World Mobile Congress which kicks off in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 27, will feature the world’s first smartphones that run on quad-core processors.LG and HTC plan to unveil their Optimus X3 and Endeavor, respectively, equipped with a quad-core instead of dual-core CPU, offering more than twice the processing speed of existing smartphones.Also of note will be Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 10.1, a tablet PC featuring a 10.1-inch screen, which the company believes will highlight its differences from California-based Apple.

If the CES focuses on home appliances, the MWC is the premier forum for mobile phone manufactures and other communications service providers, but Apple does not take part in it. Around 1,470 companies are participating in this year’s event. Unlike Samsung’s previous tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab, the latest gadget Galaxy Note 10.1 uses a stylus that enables the user to draw intricate pictures and take notes. One of the standouts at the Show will be LG’s Optimus View, which features a large 5.3-inch screen yet weighs just 168 g and is only 8.5 mm thick.

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