Dec 15th, 2010

LG just announced the LG Optimus 2X which is not only the world’s first Tegra 2 powered phone, but also an Android Phone- gotta love it.


The dual core processor should make gaming, browsing, apps and everything in between ultra fast and smooth. LG is claiming the clock speed is 1GHz, but I fully expect folks rooting their devices to get a lot more mileage if the Optimus 2X root method comes along quickly.

Running on Android 2.2 you can expect the Optimus 2X to have a 4-inch screen, front (1.3MP) and rear facing (8MP) cameras, 8GB memory, 1,500 mAh battery, HDMI mirroring (WHAT?), and 1080p video.

If by HDMI mirroring they mean you can actually play WHATEVER is on your phone onto whatever HD screen you’re connected… wow. Android lovers with HDMI output have been dying for this feature.

Unfortunately you won’t get it with the Optimus Z, at least any time soon, if you’re in America. The phone launches in Korea in January followed by Europe and Asia.

LG CEO said, “LG Optimus 2X is proof of LG’s commitment to high-end smartphones in 2011.” Let’s hope he illustrates that at CES 2011 in January with some announcements in the United States!

Full Press Release:

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.

Key specifications:

 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
 4-inch WVGA screen
 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

And we just opened our LG Optimus 2X Forum. Stay tuned for more details!

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