LG Unveils Optimus 2X Smartphone With Tegra 2 Chip

LG has pulled the curtains off the Optimus 2X, formerly known as the LG Star, the first smartphone based on Nvidia's Tegra 2 system-on-chip, a dual core monster clocked at 1GHz.

As expected, it comes with a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 8GB onboard storage expandable to 40GB via microSD card, a 1500mAh battery, full HD recording and playback plus a HDMI port.

The phone also features HDMI mirroring which is the ability to "expands content on external displays to full HD quality" as well as an onboard Geforce GPU, which should allow it to excel in graphics heavy applications such as games.

There's also a 8-megapixel camera with flash at the back and a 1.3-megapixel in the front for video conferencing as well as DLNA compatibility, microUSB port and Wi-Fi.

The Optimus 2X runs on Android 2.2. but will soon receive a Gingerbread update according to LG. It will be launched in South Korea first with other Asian countries and Europe next.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO and President of LG Mobile, said that "the LG Optimus 2X is proof of LG's commitment to high-end smartphones in 2011."