Thursday, December 16, 2010

LG Optimus 2X: The phone with a dual-core CPU

LG has unveiled a new phone to be released in Asia and Europe next year. It's called Optimus 2X. And it has nothing to do with Transformers. Did I mention that it has a dual-core CPU?

When you were just about to think that multi-core processors are something only for bigger devices, LG went on to put such a thing into a mobile phone. Optimus 2X will be running (you guessed it!) Android of course. No one pays heed to Symbian these days, you know. It will initially ship with Android 2.2, but soon a 2.3 (Gingerbread) update will follow.

It will be equipped with a dual-core nVidia's Tegra processor. This family of hardware giant nVidia's processors are made for mobile devices, and is already in use on several phones. Then there's the 4-inch screen, and HDMI output. What? Yep. There's HDMI. You can watch stuff in HD on your huge TV in the living room.

Other specs we know include 1080p video recording, 8 GB internal storage, an 8 megapixel back camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera.

There goes a fabulous phone, that will make your apps run even faster. Pricing is not known at this moment. Oh, and release in the US hasn't been talked about.