LG’s recent success with Android means good things when it comes to gaming. Today they’ve went and announced a never-before-seen Tegra 2 dual-core chip in a stock-running Android phone. We’ve seen Nvidia’s chip before in tablets and it definitely marks an impressive and important step toward more graphically intense Android titles in the (very) near future.
Engadget’s tipster claims the device will launch early in 2011 and will finally bring Nvidia’s graphics technology to mobile phones that we’ve seen before on larger form-factor tablet devices. Developers have expressed their interest in Nvidia’s platform, a few even offering titles as early as later this year.
Along with the impressive processor is an 8 MP camera with flash and 1080p video recording capability, front-facing camera, “nearly untouched” stock Android we don’t yet know which version of Google’s operating system it’ll be running when it arrives.
It’s been speculated before that Tegra 2 chips weren’t integrated into phones because of battery limitations with the architecture and GPU, but LG’s managed to bundle Nvidia’s power hungry hardware with an equally beefy 1500mAh battery.