LG Optimus 2X

Unlike most mobile phone makers that incorporate ARM Cortex A8 processor to their latest phones, LG has gone with Nvidia Tegra 2 for their new Optimus 2X Android smartphone. The Optimus 2X also claims to be the world’s first smartphone (and fastest) with dual-core processor.

Update: The LG Optimus 2X will be available in Singapore in Q1 next year.

Update: The LG Optimus 2X will be available in Singapore in Q1 next year.

LG Korea 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.

Developed by NVIDIA, the dual-core Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip found in the LG Optimus 2X runs at 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 also offers 1080p high definition (HD) video playback and recording with HDMI output to external displays at full HD quality. The LG Optimus 2X can connect wirelessly to any DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatible digital device such as HDTVs for a console-like gaming experience that takes full advantage of the phone’s accelerometer and gyro sensor. The smartphone also features both rear and front-facing cameras, microSD memory expandability, microUSB connector and 1500mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

The LG Optimus 2X will be available in Korea next month with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. The 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 various markets in due course.

Source: Korea Newswire