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LG unveils dual-core Optimus 2X Android smartphone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Dec 2010 22:53

LG unveils dual-core Optimus 2X Android smartphone LG has unveiled the Optimus 2X today, the first smartphone to use a dual-core processor.
The smartphone will launch with Android 2.2 but will be upgradeable to 2.3 Gingerbread and beyond.

Using Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip at 1GHz will give Optimus 2X users "HDMI mirroring" and no lag on multitasking apps or Web browsing.

HDMI mirroring means full replication of the current display on the phone on an external screen at 1080p.

Adds LG Electronics Mobile CEO Jong-seok Park (via PCM):
"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. With unique features such as HDMI mirroring and exceptional graphics performance, the LG Optimus 2X is proof of LG's commitment to high-end smartphones in 2011."


The Optimus 2X features a 4-inch multi-touch screen, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front-side camera, 8GB onboard memory , DLNA support, accelerometer/gyroscope for gaming and a microSD slot.

LG will being selling the device in Korea next month, followed by Europe in March. It is unclear when or if the device will hit North America.

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