South Korean electronics giant LG has officially announced the world’s first Android smartphone running a dual core processor, the LG Optimus 2X.
While the handset, currently shipping in Asia only, runs on Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, unlike its older brother the Optimus One, it will pack 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor under the hood, so it should have no problem upgrading to Android 2.3 in the near future.
It also sports a massive 4-inch screen and two front and rear-mounted cameras, 1.3-megapixel and eight-megapixel respectively. The latter is capable of shooting clips in full 1080p unlike the 720p mustered by most snappers these days. And to take care of the memory demand, there’s 8GB of on board storage and a microSD slot expandable by another 32GB.
Plus, there’s an HDMI port as well as DLNA support to stream clips directly onto an HDTV.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO and President of LG Electronics Mobile Communications, commented: “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 (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.”
Judging by the specs, the Optimus 2X sounds curiously similar to the recently leaked Optimus Star, so in all likelihood they are same and we should be hearing of a European launch of the Optimus Star very soon.