Yesterday, LG has announced the LG Optimus 2X, the world's first Android 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 1 GHz and boasts low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio. The device comes with a rear- 8 megapixel and front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, microSD memory expandability, Micro-USB port and a hefty 1500 mAh battery.
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 LG Optimus 2X will be available in Korea next month with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. It will initially be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to the recently announced Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The upgrade schedule will be announced in local markets in due course.
Cheers ~ Arne