LG announces Tegra 2 dual-core Optimus 2X, formerly LG Star

We’ve been hearing a lot about the LG Star and all its dual-core glory. Now, finally, LG has made good on the rumor mill, and has officially announced the new Optimus 2X. The phone will come with:

  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 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

The LG Optimus 2X will be heading to Korea in January, followed by Asia and Europe. No word yet on when we will see this awesome new piece of mobile wonder stateside.

This. Is. Incredible. I can safely say that these specs look utterly fantastic. You can bet that this device will be the first to usher in a new age of mobile computing. Some day, when your kids are flying around with their jetpack-enabled cell phones, you’ll be able to say “I remember when”. Be sure to hit the break for the full presser, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!

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

SEOUL, Dec. 16, 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 utilizing 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. 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 local markets in due course.

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  • Sean

    So, to play the Devil’s advocate here, is there any reason to believe that the phone IS coming stateside? I seem to recall LG just releasing a phone exclusive to S. Korea, albeit not as nice as the SX2, or am I mistaken? It

  • http://www.androidnews.in androidnews.in

    This phone is exclusively for s korea. thats interesting… hope we get our hands on soon… !

  • gizak

    if this comes stateside with a 4G chip, it might just be my next phone. We’ll see what CES has to offer =)