LG Optimus 2X launches with dual core CPU

The dual-core LG Star we rumoured about is real, and it's offically known as the Optimus 2X, a jawdroppingly high-specced Android smartphone with incredible camera specs.


There's the 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor - a first in smartphones - which will have the cojones necessary to run the power-sucking Android 2.2 OS with none of the lag we've been seeing in the likes of the 2.2-packing HTC Desire Z.


But it's not a one-trick pony, the LG Optimus 2X has all the features you would expect of a cutting-edge Android smartphone. Except one. 


Let's look at the positives first though. That's the eight-megapixel camera that records true HD at 1080p with MPEG4 and H.264 playback. HDMI mirroring lets you watch those videos (and pictures) on larger displays at the same HD quality, and as with all LG's media-esque devices, it's DLNA-certified to connect wirelessly to HDTVs, PS3s and Windows 7 PCs.plus a 1.3 megapixel for video calling.


There's also a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1.3-meg front-snapper for video calling, and 8GB of storage, which is expandable to 32GB via the use of a microSD card.


That downside? According to LG, it will launch with Android 2.2, rather than the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system you would hope for. It's upgrade-compatible, but  nothing is set in stone just yet.


As a launch date of January in Korea is stated followed by Europe and Asia, it's likely LG will show the phone at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan 5-9. We'll be out there sending back the hottest news, so keep an eye here for more info, pictures and hands on previews.



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