Finally with the official announcement of Optimus 2x, LG brings the dual core mobile out of the rumor mills. LG Optimus 2X is the world’s first smartphone which features a dual core processor. Along with the extreme smooth performance it packs some high definition multimedia features. The NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor enables you to browse through files and multitask freely without any lags.
It also features a 4-inch WVGA screen and HDMI output. They have already showed in a demo what it can do by gaming in an HDTV with this phone connected via HDMI. That was a real eye-catching show. Optimus 2X features 1080p HD video playback unlike any of today’s smartphones which max out at 720p. So those who think mobile devices do not need dual core this is a solid logic they cannot ignore. Dual core is a bless for smartphones and even the test product they sent for review and proved perfectly.
At the beginning Optimus 2X will be shipped with Android 2.2 but there will be an upgrade to the 2.3 version soon after the release. The HDMI mirroring feature is another proof what a dual core processor can do in a mobile device. This device can also connect to other DLNA device and share its contents. These features seem to promise the console gaming experience using your phone and HDTV together. The surprises are not finished yet! Unlike the most other smartphones it will have an 8 megapixel rear camera which is capable of 1080p video recording and a 1.3 megapixel front camera of course for video calls. The internal memory of this phone will be 8GB and you can expand it up to 32GB via microSD memory cards.
In case of sensors it has Accelerometer and gyro sensor. Other connecting features include micro-USB port and 3.5 mm headphone port. The battery is a 1500mAh one not very usual because it is the same battery used in many of the single cored smartphones. LG claims that the battery consumption is really working quite well with the highly powered dual core processor and it sustains a full day of heavy use.
LG Optimus 2X will be available first in Korea in the next month and then it will be available in other countries gradually. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade will be announced ‘in due course’ as said by the representatives.
LG LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST AND FASTEST DUAL-CORE SMARTPHONE
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.
- 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