LG introduces the speedy LG Optimus 2X, the first handset with a double-core processor
Europe and Asia are expected to get the device after Korea, and the LG press release made no mention about a U.S. launch although speculation centers around an eventual T-Mobile release. The LG Optimus 2X will come to market with Android 2.2 installed with an upgrade to Android 2.3 expected eventually.
The official specs now include the dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and a 4 inch WVGA display. The phone sports an 8MP camera with 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 video recording and playback, 1.3MP front-facing one, 8GB of native storage expandable to as much as 32GB using a microSD card, and HDMI mirroring. The handset will come with a replacable 1500mAh battery.
If you checked out the video we recently showed you of a browser war between the LG Optimus 2X, the Apple iPhone 4 and a Samsung Galaxy S, the amazing speed of the Optimus 2X clearly makes its presence known when a web page is rendered almost instantly.
The CEO and President of LG Electronics Mobile Communications, Dr. Jong-sek-Park said, "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 utilizing this technology. 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."