Your next tablet is going to rock a quad-core chip, so why not stuff that same silicon into your next phone too? Per PocketNow, that’s apparently what LG has up its sleeve with the forthcoming X3. Evidently, the four-core Tegra 3 device will also tote a 1280 x 720 4.7-inch display, 16GB of storage, Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC all in a svelte 9mm package. The whispers didn’t stop there, of course, indicated it’ll also tote 21Mbps HSPA support coupled with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. So will the X3 be the world’s first quad-core phone, much in the vein of LG’s G2X that preceded it? Or will it be beaten to the punch by HTC and Samsung? Here’s to hoping we’ll find out at MWC.