LG officially launched the LG Optimus 2X Android smartphone, the world’s first Tegra2-powered dual-core processor-enabled handset.
Codenamed LG Star, the device seemed to blow the Samsung Galaxy S away in comparison videos earlier this week. Powered by nVidia’s Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip processor clocked at 1GHz, the Optimus 2X offers 1080p HD video recording and playback as well as delivering multimedia content via both DLNA and HDMI. It currently runs Android 2.2 Froyo but it will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Besides the 1GHz Tegra2 processor, Optimus 2X sports a 4-inch WVGA screen, 8GB of internal memory expandable with up to 32GB using the microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p recording capability, 1.3-megapixel front camera for self-portrait and video calling, HDMI mirroring, all powered by a 1,500mAh battery. As far as pricing is concerned, LG didn’t give out any details yet but if you’re interested (I know we are) to see the price-tag on the world’s first Tegra2-enabled smartphone, make sure to check back as we’ll report as soon as we hear word. The Optimus 2X will be available in Korea next month with countries in Europe and Asia to follow.