December 15, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The LG Optimus 2X, or Star as we’ve known it in leak form, has impressed users with the rumored specs of a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. The word was that the device would support 1080p video recording, HDMI-out, and a custom version of Android 2.2 on its 4-inch screen.
All of those features and more have been confirmed through LG’s official announcement of the LG Optimus 2X, set to debut in South Korea in January 2011. The “World’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor” sports a 1GHz system-on-a-chip. This is better than your standard 1 GHz processor because dual cores means that you effectively have two processors splitting the work of one, which leads to improved response time and the device consuming less power. (Battery life, anyone?)
The 2X has DLNA support, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 megapixel rear camera, 8 GB of memory, and a 1,500 mAh battery. The phone will launch with Android 2.2 but LG claims that it is upgradeable to Android 2.3 (availability based on location). Check out Lars’ post from earlier this week to see a couple of demo’s of the phone.
South Korea will be first to receive the 2X, with other European and Asian countries to follow. There’s no word yet on North American availability.