Only a couple of hours ago did LG Electronics give official news of its most uber device for 2010 – the LG Optimus 2x (aka LG Star). Yes on the outside it may look like many of its contemporaries but on the inside it boasts a world first in smartphone technology – it features a dual-core processor specially designed by video graphics giant NVIDIA!
Ever since attending the LG Blogger Conference in Seoul earlier this year, I’ve been eagerly waiting for LG devices to rollout considering how much effort they’ve put into consumer / smartphone research in recent years. Now it’s their turn to shine.
The LG Optimus 2X marks a major turning point in smartphone technology.
What is dual-core processor technology?
Dual-core processor technology is a single CPU chip that contains two distinct processors that work simultaneously. This technology was developed to address heat problems that occurred in high speed single core chips. The result is increased performance without more heat. Dual core processors use the same or less energy but achieve around an 80% increase in processing power over single core chips.
You can see evidence of this in the Engadget video below; the LG Optimus 2X blows everything else away in terms of processing performance.
As for when the LG Optimus 2X will be in Australia, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear news.
LG Optimus 2X (aka LG Star) Press Release
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. Thesmartphone 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:
- 4-inch WVGA screen
- 1Ghz dual-core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
- 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
Via LG Press Room