The LG Optimus 2X is set to be a popular Android handset and will be the first dual-core Tegra 2 smartphone is now available and selling in its home market of South Korea and apparently the plans are that it should get to European markets before the end of the month and white version coming soon.
With the following specs, the Optimus 2X could almost be classified a gaming smartphone. The Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip clocks in at 1GHz, and that NVIDIA graphics processor should help bring some high-quality images up to the 4-inch WVGA screen. The DLNA-enabled LG handheld also hosts an accelerometer and gyro sensor that could virtually turn the Optimus 2X into a console controller.
The Optimus 2X is capable of full HD 1080p video playback as well as recording with HDMI mirroring. A user could store up to 8GB of content directly on the device or take advantage of the microSD card slot (expandable up to 32GB). Other important specs include the 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a hefty 1500mAh battery – although there’s no note about the actual battery life.
As for the operating system, the Optimus 2X ships with Android 2.2 on board, but it is upgradeable to Android 2.3. As to when the Gingerbread will be ready for this phone remains to be seen.
The latest news seems to be that the phone will be released in the U.K. on March 18. There’s no news yet on when the phone will get to the North American market, if ever.
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