LG launch world's first dual-core chip – for a phone: LG Optimus


Dual-core chips have fuelled a boom in laptop processing power by doubling the amount of info that can be channeled through the processor. Now LG have put one in a phone.

The LG Optimus 2X uses a high-performance Tegra 2 processor which makes for faster, smoother web browsing and applications and lets users multitask with virtually no screen lag. Mm, nice.

Exceptional graphics make for strong gaming performance and video playback as well. And a shed load of power features make this a real barnstormer of an Android phone.

LG say:
“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 phone will connect to HD TVs… The smartphone also includes both rear- and front-facing cameras, microSD memory expandability, Micro-USB port and a hefty 1500mAh battery.

Full specs:

>> 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
>> 4-inch WVGA screen
>> 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

It will be launching in Korea next month and Europe and the US shortly after…

Anna Leach