The successor to LG’s popular Optimus One smartie, the Optimus 2X, is headed to UK store shelves this March, according to a product listing by Expansys.
The online retailer is currently offering the Optimus 2X on pre-order as a SIM free option for a one-off outlay of £499 and expects to ship on 18th March, at the time of writing.
For those looking to spread out their costs, the site is also listing the handset free with 18-month and 24-month contracts starting at £30.65 on Vodafone, which entitles takers to unlimited texts, 300 cross-network minutes and 500MB of data.
The Optimus 2X is the world’s first dual core smartphone, packing a Tegra 2 processor with two 1GHz cores. It houses a capacious 4-inch touchscreen and an eight-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording. Plus a front-facing 1.3-megapixel snapper is on board for video calling. For storage, you’ll find 8GB internal memory (expandable by up to 32GB) and a raft of extras including HDMI mirroring that enables wireless HD streaming to the big screen.
Unfortunately, the phone will ship with Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, at launch instead of the newer, tastier Gingerbread. However, a post-release update is in the pipeline.
Source: Expansys via Geeky Gadgets