LG gets official with the Star smartphone, dubs it the LG Optimus 2X with a dual-core processor

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 LG gets official with the Star smartphone, dubs it the LG Optimus 2X with a dual-core processor

LG has announced the Star smartphone, which has officially been dubbed the LG Optimus 2X. And true to the name, the Optimus 2X will arrive sporting a dual-core processor. Or more specifically, the LG Optimus 2X will be powered by a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Other specs include a 4 inch WVGA display, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot with support for cards up to 32GB in size, 8 megapixel camera on the back, 1.3 megapixel camera on the front and a 1500 mAh battery. The Optimus 2X will be running Android 2.2 Froyo at launch, however it is already noted as being “upgradeable” to Android 2.3 which means those who make the purchase can expect to see Gingerbread. That said, the upgrade is noted as coming to “local markets in due course” so it may take some time to roll-out to all. In addition, the handset will come sporting support for 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 video recording and playback as well as HDMI mirroring and having “virtually no screen lag. Lastly, it looks like the LG Optimus 2X is heading for release in Korea next month which will then be followed by Europe and Asia. And sadly, nothing in terms of a North American release.

Keep reading to check out the full press release…


LG Optimus 2X with Tegra 2 Offers Top Multimedia Features for a Better User Experience

SEOUL, Dec. 16, 2010 — LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the LG Optimus 2X, the world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor. Along with more powerful multimedia features, the LG Optimus 2X’s high-performance Tegra 2 processor makes for faster, smoother web browsing and applications and lets users multitask with virtually no screen lag.

“Dual-core technology is the next leap forward in mobile technology so this is no small achievement to be the first to offer a smartphone utilizing this technology,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO and President of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With unique features such as HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) mirroring and exceptional graphics performance, the LG Optimus 2X is proof of LG’s commitment to high-end smartphones in 2011.”

Developed by graphics processor powerhouse NVIDIA?, the dual-core Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip found in the LG Optimus 2X runs at a clock speed of 1GHz and boasts low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio. Users will experience faster web browsing and smoother gameplay compared with single-core processors running at the same speed as well as instantaneous touch response and seamless multitasking between applications.

The LG Optimus 2X offers 1080p HD video playback and recording with HDMI mirroring that expands content on external displays to full HD quality. The LG Optimus 2X can connect wirelessly to any DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatible digital device such as HD TVs for a console-like gaming experience taking full advantage of the phone’s HDMI mirroring, accelerometer and gyro sensor. The smartphone also includes both rear- and front-facing cameras, microSD memory expandability, Micro-USB port and a hefty 1500mAh battery.

The LG Optimus 2X will be available in Korea next month with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. The phone will initially be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The upgrade schedule will be announced in local markets in due course.

Key specifications:

  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording
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