We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,709 News Articles

LG Optimus 2X will be UK's first dual-core smartphone

CES: dual-core phone available in February

UK retailer Expansys is claiming that the LG Optimus 2X - the first dual-core smartphone available - will go on sale in the UK for a mighty £499, on 21 February. It contains an nVidia Tegra 2 dual core Cortex A9 SoC clocked at 1GHz.

The LG Optimus 2X was previewed at the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas last week, and announced in December. As well as a 4-inch capacitive WVGA display the Optimus 2x comes with an 8-megapixel camera that enjoys LED flash, a webcam and full HD video capture. In terms of connectivity and storage the 2X enjoys HDMI, DLNA support, Wi-Fi, 3G and up to 40GB memory on board.

The LG Optimus 2X launches with Google Android 'Froyo', with no announced plans to upgrade to a more recent version of the Google OS. In its promotional materials, Expansys says the smartphone is "one of the most powerful Android phones we've ever seen", and adds: "Video clips recorded on the LG Optimus 2X is so good [sic], you'd be hard pressed to tell they were recorded on a phone.

"Throw in 1080p HDMI out (for viewing movies on a HD TV) and DLNA support for wireless media streaming and the LG Optimus 2X has all the multimedia bases covered."

See also: Group test: what's the best smartphone?

Mobile phone deals


IDG UK Sites

Motorola Moto G vs Nokia Lumia 530 comparison: What's the best budget smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone Camera in iOS 8

IDG UK Sites

Why you shouldn't trust password managers

IDG UK Sites

How to make an 'Apple iWatch' using an iPod nano and a 3D printer