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Dec 16, 2010

LG Optimus 2X: The First Dual-Core Smartphone

LG pulled the covers off their Android-powered Optimus 2X smartphone, revealing the first handset to pack a Tegra 2 chipset—featuring a 1 GHz dual-core processor—under its hood.

The added processing power apparently allows the Optimus 2X to playback 1080p video with no lag on its 4-inch, 800x480 screen, and can supply visuals to larger displays thanks to HDMI mirroring. And you can even use the HDMI connection to play Android games on a larger screen, still using the phone as a controller. Toss in 8 gigabytes of internal storage, along with front and rear cams (8 megapixels and 1.3 megapixels, respectively), and you have yourself a seemingly solid handset.

The Optimus 2X, slated for a 2011 release in Asia and Europe, will ship with Android 2.2 (Froyo), but of course, a 2.3 (Gingerbread) update will follow. There's been no announcement about a U.S. release yet. Specs below:

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



21 comments:

9000SpaceMan said...

gimmi gimmi gimmi

stm said...

i'm holding out for the deca-core.

level85nerd said...

awesome, i love it! i wish i ahd one...

runewake2 said...

A dual core in a phone? At least it doesn't do the talking for you... yet.

Vapor said...

Soon enough they really will be androids! Is that R2D2 in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Sinisa said...

nice...i want one...

Wolfgang Fegelein said...

Wow. I wish I could afford one of these boys.

Mr. Riddler said...

I'll be up for a trade in at the end of the month. I want a smart phone... I want THIS smart phone.

Pistowie said...

I need to get one of these

NameBrands said...

all this crap and they still dont include ATSC tuners lol. cool post.

Gurney said...

nice i need one!

Mister Sharaf said...

oh i need new phone and that seems nice

Feden said...

That phone is beautiful, definitely looks like a good alternative to the oh so dull iPhone.

ill_preussian said...

shit yeah i need to get this

Pawawanpi said...

Dual core, that's pretty sweet.

cooperlife said...

why would you need to watch 1080p videos on that small screen? It's just going to get scaled down to the native resolution anyway.

honkhonkpt said...

Oh wow, I'm sure that'll cost a pretty penny.

ThatGuy said...

Wow, that is impressive. It is exciting to see where things are going.

Max said...

It was only a matter of time.
Hell, I just got a new phone and its already outdated.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Wonder what the battery life's like in use.

Unablogger said...

I could get rid of my iphone for that. I mean, the geek cred alone...