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LG Optimus 2X To Go On Sale In February

The first 'super smartphone' on the market will be the Optimus 2X, says LG's marketing strategy and planning team director James Choi.

Mr Choi told Pocket-lint (opens in new tab) that the phone will be available for sale in the UK towards the end of February 2011. The LG Optimus 2X was launched, alongside the LG Optimus Black at CES 2011 earlier this month.

Carphone Warehouse says that the smartphone is to be released sometime in March 2011, and online retailer Expansys has pegged the launch date to 21 of that month.

The phone is the first to come with a dual core SoC, an Nvidia Tegra 2 clocked at 1Ghz and based on the powerful Cortex A9.

It will be able to run and record 1080p video, has a large 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera, a front facing camera, an HDMI output and will debut with Android 2.2 before eventually upgrading to Gingerbread.

The LG Optimus 2X will also be the first one to come with its own customised Ennio Morricone theme tune. Expect the phone to go on sale for around £500 unlocked (£40 per month on a two year contract).

You can read our coverage of the LG Optimus 2X super smartphone here.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.