LG Optimus 2X: first dual-core smartphone

LG Optimus 2X: first dual-core smartphone launches with Android, 4-inch display, 1080p video recording


LG has announced its new flagship device, the LG Optimus 2X, the world's first dual-core smartphone.

The simple days of knowing how fast your smartphone is by its processor speed are already over. LG unveiled the Optimus 2X, the first smartphone with a dual-core processor, which is exactly what it sounds like. The phone runs on Android and uses Nvidia’s new 1 GHz dual-core Tegra2 processor, allowing 1080p video recording and playback. LG claims the phone has almost no screen lag. Other features include a 4-inch screen, 8 GB of internal memory, an 8 MP camera, 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera, an accelerometer, a gyro sensor, and Android 2.2 (it will get the 2.3 update soon).

The Optimus 2X is likely the first in a flood of dual-core smartphones that should start coming in 2011. Nokia, RIM, and Samsung have announced plans for dual-core phones as well. The Optimus 2X will launch in Korea this January, followed by several countries in Europe and Asia. No U.S. pricing or release date has been given, as the company likely tries to secure a subsidy deal with North American wireless carriers.