The announcement was expected since LG had promised a smartphone with Tegra 2 dual core. Here it is formalized with the LG Optimus 2X Android Smartphone.
This is the first smartphone in the world to embark on a dual core processor ARM Cortex-A9. Its existence had been certified since the September announcement by LG Electronics that claimed to launch a first terminal before the end of the year.
The LG Optimus 2X is now its name, and it also subsequently made several appearances on the unofficial web, appearing under the codename LG Star to get a first idea of its features and performance.
A smartphone with dual core
It is the first of its kind to pick a processor of Tegra 2.1 GHz dual core with ARM Cortex-A9 Nvidia processor rather far found on touch pads, offering more performance and less power consumption than the processor based ARM Cortex-A8 at the present moment.
The LG 2X Optimus features are: a display 4″ WVGA (4800 x 800 pixels), HDMI, encoding / decoding 1080p video, 8 GB of internal memory, expandable microSD slot, a digital camera of 8 megapixels in the back and a secondary 1.3 megapixel camera on the front.
On board, there will Android 2.2 Froyo at marketing, but migration to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is provided later. The LG 2X Optimus will be launched first in Korea in January 2011, ahead of launching in several markets in Europe and Asia. Its price is unknown.