Official Optimus 2X Announcement – First Dual-Core Phone

nVidia’s press conference was this afternoon, and they showed off the first dual-core phone on the market. We knew the LG Optimus 2X — also known as the Star — would be the first phone to sport the Tegra-2 dual-core chip, but this marks its first appearance stateside. No word on when it’ll actually launch or on which carrier, but there were some great specs released.

  • 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

Also, our friends over at IntoMobile have nice hands-on coverage, complete with video and a ton of pictures, so if you’re interested in this “Superphone,” you’ll want to check that out too.  Expect a lot more coverage of this phone, and it’s likely to be a shining star in the Android universe for the next few months.

[via Android Central and IntoMobile]