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LG releases Optimus 2XBy Johan Keyter 21 December 2010 | Categories: news
Following on the heals of the Optimus One, LG Electronics yesterday unveiled its new LG Optimus 2X, the world's first smartphone to be powered by a beefy dual-core processor in the form of the Tegra 2.
The super fast processor makes it possible for the Optimus 2X to have more powerful multimedia features, operate faster, give a smoother web browsing experience and allows users to multitask with almost no 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 utilising this technology,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO and president of LG Electronics.
The advanced Tegra 2 processor was developed by Nvidia and boasts a clock speed of 1 GHz. The processor is toted as having a low power consumption rate coupled with high performance for displaying video and audio.
The Optimus 2X offers 1080p full HD video playback and recording, and with HDMI mirroring is able to display content on external displays (such as TVs) in full 1080p as well. The phone can connect wirelessly to any DLNA (digital living network alliance) compatible device, such as HD TVs.
Rear and front facing cameras also makes an appearance, with microSD memory expandability, a micro USB port and a powerful 1500 mAh battery.
The Optimus 2X will initially be launched running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It will be available in Korea next month with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. No local release dates have been announced yet.
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