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LG announces Optimus 2X dual-core Android smartphone

Jonathan Morris
December 16, 2010

LG has launched the first Android smartphone with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, promising greater performance and reduced power consumption. The Optimus 2X will be available in early 2011, shipping with Android 2.2 but fully upgradeable to 2.3.

LG Optimus 2X - Two times the performance?

NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor (running at 1GHz) uses less power in normal operation, with the ability to provide high performance when needed; such as playing 3D games or managing high-definition video. Given how impressed we were with the Google Nexus S, we can’t wait to see how fast this phone will be.

The handset is more than just a fancy new processor, as it also comes with a 4-inch display, 8-megapixel camera (with LED flash), 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, mini HDMI out, DLNA support, a 1,500mAh battery and full-HD (1080p) video recording and playback.

Unlike the Nexus S, the Optimus 2X has 8GB of internal storage space, with the ability to add upto 32GB more with a microSDHC card. It will also come with Android 2.2 (FroYo) at launch, with an update to 2.3 (Gingerbread) available later.

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