1. sexyboy31's Avatar
    Ahh, the joy of being an Android fan. With each new announcement comes the knowledge that the latest, greatest Android smartphone will only hold that title for a matter of months, if not weeks. In fact, those who hop aboard the

    Nexus S train tomorrow can go to sleep tonight already knowing what the next stop looks like and the stations name is Optimus 2X. LGs upcoming Android phone was just formally announced and though it was hardly a surprise, we can now feast our eyes on a press release that lays out what will soon become baseline specs for Android smartphones. The highlight, of course, is that glorious dual-core Tegra 2 processor. The LG Optimus 2X will launch next month in Korea, with releases in Europe and the rest of Asia to follow. No announcement has been made with regard to pricing or North American availability. Hit the jump for the full press release and prepare to be jealous for at least a week or two, when the next jaw-dropping monster of an Android phone is announced.

    LG LAUNCHES WORLDS FIRST AND FASTEST DUAL-CORE SMARTPHONE LG Optimus 2X with Tegra 2 Offers Top Multimedia Features for a Better User ExperienceSEOUL, Dec. 16, 2010 LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the LG Optimus 2X, the worlds first smartphone with a dual-core processor. Along with more powerful multimedia features, the LG Optimus 2Xs 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 LGs 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 phones 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.

    Key specifications:

    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

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    12-16-10 06:27 AM
  2. tbelanger's Avatar
    sounds like a very cool phone. I still have one more year before I'm ready for an upgrade. It will be interesting to see what the smartphones are doing by then.
    12-16-10 06:41 AM
  3. sexyboy31's Avatar
    sounds like a very cool phone. I still have one more year before I'm ready for an upgrade. It will be interesting to see what the smartphones are doing by then.
    Its sounds like it will be a nice phone and as far as specs its were we all want to see our blackberrys go at least for the next year or two ill take those specs and no more refreshes in just one hand set over all that rim has done this year let's just face it smh

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    12-16-10 06:55 AM
  4. valorian's Avatar
    WHY!?!?!?! Come on people ITS A PHONE!!! Why do people insist on wanting all that crap inside a phone. I hope you like carrying extra batteries with you because that dual core processor will suck those batteries dry in no time.
    12-16-10 08:33 AM
  5. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    WHY!?!?!?! Come on people ITS A PHONE!!! Why do people insist on wanting all that crap inside a phone. I hope you like carrying extra batteries with you because that dual core processor will suck those batteries dry in no time.
    It's not a phone, it's a mini computer that is able to send and receive calls. This is where the technology is going, if you don't like it there is plenty of regular phones out there to choose from...
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    12-16-10 08:45 AM
  6. emscapt47's Avatar
    WHY!?!?!?! Come on people ITS A PHONE!!! Why do people insist on wanting all that crap inside a phone. I hope you like carrying extra batteries with you because that dual core processor will suck those batteries dry in no time.
    I agree those batterys wont last longer than a half of a day...Should be interesting...
    12-16-10 10:04 AM
  7. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    I agree those batterys wont last longer than a half of a day...Should be interesting...
    They will figure it out, technology moves very quickly. Whenever a electronic device is mass produced, it's already outdated. Smartphones are evolving at a fast rate and it's not going to slow down. You either stay with the times or you don't. It's up to you...
    12-16-10 10:21 AM
  8. sexyboy31's Avatar
    Hey don't get me wrong I'm sticking with my bb all I'm saying is that's a cool *** phone and I think. Rim needs to focus on somthing like that just one phone out off the whole line up it would be cool to have those specs on my trusty bb now rather then having that two years from now and if they can pull it off so quick why can't rim **** the phone almost has better specs then the playbook smh

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    12-16-10 01:08 PM
  9. hootyhoo's Avatar
    Why is it stupid for lg to use a dual core chip, but reading the BB news forum, BB fans are screaming for a dual core phone?

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    12-16-10 01:55 PM
  10. syb0rg's Avatar
    I agree those batterys wont last longer than a half of a day...Should be interesting...
    Actually that's incorrect, and a Blackberry fed myth. Since the Dual Core processor will not need to run at full rate to process the same information, it will not be working as had and thus cutting the processor use down, and when that goes down the battery life goes up.... And/or you could always use a SetCPU program to cut the processor down to save battery.
    12-16-10 02:12 PM
  11. syb0rg's Avatar
    Why is it stupid for lg to use a dual core chip, but reading the BB news forum, BB fans are screaming for a dual core phone?

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    they also (s)creamed for a touch screen with a slider keyboard, and the delivered the torch which flopped, and they are still screaming for a full touch screen with a full QWERTY keyboard, enter the Android powered Droid Pro, and they swear it's the ugliest phone on the planet....

    /just saying.
    12-16-10 02:14 PM
  12. hootyhoo's Avatar
    I guess it sucks when your horse is loosing.

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    12-16-10 02:25 PM
  13. JRZLocal's Avatar
    Looks pretty hot, and besides, poor battery life... who cares thats what car chargers are for.
    12-16-10 02:56 PM
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