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Thursday, 16 December 2010 10:34

LG launches Optimus 2X superphone

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First dual-core smartphone
LG has officially introduced the Optimus 2X, the world's first dual-core smartphone based on Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor.

Optimus 2X features a 4-inch WVGA screen, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for expansion. It boasts an 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera and it can cope with 1080p playback and recording in MPEG-4 and H.264. However, the best feature is native HDMI support, which transforms the Optimus 2X into a media player and lets you show off in front of your friends.

The Tegra 2 processor is clocked at 1GHz and packs quite a punch. It's also Nvidia's great white hope for the mobile market, but it has found few takers so far. We can only hope that the introduction of new operating systems and apps will speed up dual-core adoption, as several companies already offer quite interesting ARM-based dual-cores.

Sadly, the new phone is stuck with Android 2.2, but LG is committed to releasing a Gingerbread update as soon as possible. We were the Optimus 2X in early 2011 and this probably explains it. Also, it's quite unusual to see such an announcement before US networks got their hands on the phone, which shows LG wanted to get some publicity in time for Christmas.

No word on pricing yet, but don't expect it to come cheap. We are expecting a price tag of about €500 in Euroland and $500+ in the States.

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+8 #1 Wolfesteinabhi 2010-12-16 10:56
i am getting one if its less than 500!!! :-)

but its still awesome!!!
 
 
-12 #2 MrScary 2010-12-16 11:30
The phone is called LG Star, not optimus, it was clear in the link posted the other day, but the site seems eager to proclaim nvidiot propaganda everywhere.
 
 
+9 #3 Hiro 2010-12-16 11:38
Quoting MrScary:
The phone is called LG Star, not optimus, it was clear in the link posted the other day, but the site seems eager to proclaim nvidiot propaganda everywhere.


http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/15/lg-optimus-2x-first-dual-core-smartphone-launches-with-android/
No. Pretty sure it's Optimus 2X.

On a side note, I hope this is the beginning of a massive dual-core wave for all smartphones, since I might get one next year!
 
 
-17 #4 dan 2010-12-16 11:41
Warning: battery life is going to suck extremely badly. NVidia chips are incapable of being power efficient.
 
 
+17 #5 nele 2010-12-16 12:11
Quoting dan:
Warning: battery life is going to suck extremely badly. NVidia chips are incapable of being power efficient.




And you base your assumption on... what exactly?

This isn't a Fermi, hell it's not even an Nvidia design - it's an ARM core.
 
 
-2 #6 MrScary 2010-12-16 16:19
Quoting Hiro:
Quoting MrScary:
The phone is called LG Star, not optimus, it was clear in the link posted the other day, but the site seems eager to proclaim nvidiot propaganda everywhere.


http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/15/lg-optimus-2x-first-dual-core-smartphone-launches-with-android/
No. Pretty sure it's Optimus 2X.

On a side note, I hope this is the beginning of a massive dual-core wave for all smartphones, since I might get one next year!


Did you mean this mobile http://www.engadget.com/photos/lg-star-hands-on/#3666608 ...ahh, oks its called LG Star, sorry about that ;-)
 
 
-4 #7 DJDestiny 2010-12-16 17:31
LG Star is its codename , just like LG Optimus was called GT 540 but they gave it Swift .

Power consumption Slightly lower then A8 , but , as an utter pirate nvidia is , the power consumption will be ... not exactly brilliant .
 
 
+2 #8 thomasg 2010-12-16 21:05
Is this phone 4g? Is it coming to Sprint? I almost bought an Optimus last month, kinda glad I didn't.
 
 
+5 #9 Hiro 2010-12-16 21:10
Quoting MrScary:
Did you mean this mobile http://www.engadget.com/photos/lg-star-hands-on/#3666608 ...ahh, oks its called LG Star, sorry about that ;-)

Actually, those pictures were from their preview days before the release. If you take a look at the date in the gallery, it's Dec 10, 2010. The link I posted was from Dec 15, 2010.
 

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