After many sites have fondled the LG ‘Star’ and previewed it, LG has released a press release officially announcing their dual-core Android phone. Anyone surprised it is the day before the Nexus S launch? No? Me neither. Anyways, this bad boy of a phone is nothing to turn your nose up at either with it’s dual-core Tegra 2 chip.
Known as the Optimus 2X in Korea, the LG Star was thought to be keeping the Star name for the US but as it turns out, it will be called the Optimus 2X in Europe as well and the name will carry onto the US, hopefully.
- Tegra 2 dual-core processor at 1GHz
- 1080p TV-out via HDMI port
- 8MP camera (back)
- 1.3MP secondary camera (front facing)
- 4″ WVGA screen
- 8GB internal storage
- MicroSD slot
- Android 2.2
Good news though if you are slightly saddened by the news of Android 2.2 coming on it, LG plans to upgrade it to Android 2.3 in the near future. Most sites who have fondled this phone say it is actually a beast of an Android device. This may be one of the devices you consider if you are looking for a higher-end device, especially for game playing.
This will be made available in Korea first with Europe and other Asian locations following shortly after. Unfortunately, no word on when this will land on US shores but chances are it will.
Check out the press release below! We will be at CES 2011 so you can bet on us finding this device and fondling it some more.
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.