LG Optimus 2X: The First Dual-Core Smartphone

LG pulled the covers off their Android-powered Optimus 2X smartphone, revealing the first handset to pack a Tegra 2 chipset - featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor - under its hood.

The added processing power apparently allows the Optimus 2X to playback 1080p video with no lag, and can supply visuals to larger displays thanks to HDMI mirroring. And you can even use the HDMI connection to play Android games on a larger screen, still using the phone as a controller.

The Optimus 2X, slated for a 2011 release in Asia and Europe, will ship with Android 2.2 (Froyo), but of course, a 2.3 (Gingerbread) update will follow. There's been no announcement about a US release yet. Specs below:

Key specifications: 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2) 4-inch WVGA screen 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD) 1500mAh battery 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera HDMI mirroring 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording

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