LG unveils dual-core LG Optimus 2X smartphone

LG Optimus 2X

LG today announced the world’s first dual-core smartphone. The announcement was made in Korea where the device was introduced as the LG Optimus 2X.

“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.”

LG Optimus 2X specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.2 (upgradeable to 2.3)
  • Other connectivity: DLNA
  • Display: 4-inch WVGA
  • Storage: 8GB onboard / microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Camera: 8MP camera (1080p HD video playback and recording) / 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Connectors: micro-USB port
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Other: HDMI mirroring, accelerometer, gyroscope

LG will launch the LG Optimus 2X in Korea in January. Releases in Europe and the rest of Asia will follow later. There is no word at this point on a North American release unfortunately.