LG Unveils Worlds First Dual Core Android Smartphone

The news from Korea is that LG has boldly unveiled the world’s first dual-core smartphone, the Optimus 2X. In a release today, the company reveals this new superphone’s components which are indeed mighty. Running a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the handset should be able to crunch numbers and tasks much more efficiently than its lesser, single cored brethren. The 4-inch screened Optimus 2X also reportedly has 8GB of internal memory (though the translated release indicates 16GB), a microSD card slot, and charges via micro-USB port. Featuring two cameras, a main 8 megapixel shooter and one front-facing 1.3 megapixel, the Optimus also looks ready to tackle video chats.

Perhaps most exciting is the Optimus 2X’s HDMI port which lets the phone output 1080p HD video to HDTVs, which the device can also record. The Korean release goes even further, suggesting that the 2X will support showcasing both video calls and even 3D content on large hi-def TV screens. One aspect of the Optimus 2X that isn’t all that hot, for such a hard-core device, is its Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. That said, LG says that plans on updating the phone to 2.3 Gingerbread soon. Of course there’s no word yet about a price or availability outside of Korea.

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