It seems that LG has made an even smarter smartphone. The company unveiled its Optimus 2X today, the first phone with a dual-core processor, likely making it the fastest model on the market when it becomes available in early 2011.
Upon release, LG’s smartphone will run Android OS 2.2 and will be upgradeable to Android OS 2.3.
“Dual-core technology is the next leap forward in mobile technology,” said LG CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park, addressing the groundbreaking nature of a dual-core smartphone processor. “The LG Optimus 2X is proof of LG’s commitment to high-end smartphones in 2011.”
The Optimus 2X will be powered by the dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, running at a clock speed of 1 GHz. The system-on-a-chip will provide a faster, smoother experience for users when browsing the web, playing games, or watching videos.
Other features of the Optimus 2x will include a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen and an 8 GB removable microSD memory card (up to 32 GB cards supported).
It will also offer rear- and front-facing cameras which will allow for 1080p HD video playback and recording as well as and HDMI mirroring, so any video streamed to external displays will be expanded to full HD quality.
LG has not provided a U.S. release date yet, but said in a press release that the Optimus 2X will be available in Korea next month, with European and other Asian countries to follow.