Today, LG unveiled the Optimus 2x, the world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor.  It’s packed with features, but the real meat of this story is that it sports a 1Ghz dual-core Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip, which isn’t found in another smartphone to date.  We’re a bit skeptical on battery performance since it’s capacity is a mere 1500 mAh, nothing outside the norm of other smartphones, such as the iPhone 4.

Other features include a 4-inch touchscreen, dual cameras (8 and 1.3 megapixel), 8GB of built-in storage expandable to 32GB via microSD card, HDMI mirroring and the ability to capture full 1080p video.

The Optimus 2x will launch with Android 2.2 next month in Korea, but LG says you can expect an upgrade to 2.3 eventually, though that date is TBD.  Unfortunately, there is no word on a US or EU arrival.

LG Launches World’s First And Fastest Dual – Core Smartphone
LG Optimus 2X with Tegra 2 Offers Top Multimedia Features for a Better User Experience
Slough, Berkshire, 16 December 2010 – LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the LG Optimus 2X, the world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor. Along with more powerful multimedia features, the LG Optimus 2X’s high-performance Tegra 2 processor makes for faster, smoother web browsing and applications and lets users multitask with virtually no screen lag.
“Dual-core technology is the next leap forward in mobile technology so this is no small achievement to be the first to offer a smartphone utilising this technology,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO and President of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With unique features such as HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) mirroring and exceptional graphics performance, the LG Optimus 2X is proof of LG’s commitment to high-end smartphones in 2011.”
Developed by graphics processor powerhouse NVIDIA ®, the dual-core Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip found in the LG Optimus 2X runs at a clock speed of 1GHz and boasts low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio. Users will experience faster web browsing and smoother gameplay compared with single-core processors running at the same speed as well as instantaneous touch response and seamless multitasking between applications.
The LG Optimus 2X offers 1080p HD video playback and recording with HDMI mirroring that expands content on external displays to full HD quality. The LG Optimus 2X can connect wirelessly to any DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatible digital device such as HD TVs for a console-like gaming experience taking full advantage of the phone’s HDMI mirroring, accelerometer and gyro sensor. The smartphone also includes both rear- and front-facing cameras, microSD memory expandability, Micro-USB port and a hefty 1500mAh battery.
The LG Optimus 2X will be available in Korea next month with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. This mobile phone will initially be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The upgrade schedule will be announced in local markets in due course.
Key specifications:
1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
4-inch WVGA screen
8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
1,500 mAh battery
8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
HDMI mirroring
1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording










Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."