Get ready for the LG Optimus 2X

Last week during the NVIDIA Editor’s Day, I was able to play with LG’s upcoming superphone, the Optimus 2X which is powered by NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 chip. I was able to chat with LG reps as well and they will be launching the phone in a couple week’s time and the release will probably be a week after that.

In terms of design, I didn’t see anything outstanding with the Optimus 2X. Don’t get me wrong, it looks good but also looks ordinary.

LG Optimus 2X

Even the screen is not that big anymore at 4-inch considering other upcoming phones have bigger displays. Anyhow, the LCD touchscreen display features IPS (in-plane switching) similar to the iPhone 4 giving it a wider viewing angle. Retina Display trumps plain old LCD so don’t expect iPhone 4-quality screen display.

The power of the Optimus 2X lies under the hood courtesy of Tegra 2. Browsing Flash and javascript sites loads smoothly and applications seems to launch faster. Of course it’s too early to tell how powerful dual-core on a smartphone feels (aside from 1080p Full HD video recording capability) but when quality games start popping up, you would see the difference.

LG Optimus 2X

For a superphone, the LG Optimus 2X still runs on Android 2.2. LG reps told me that Gingerbread will soon be available to the Optimus 2X which will be an OTA upgrade. As for the price, we were told that this would only be in the Php27,990 range. Not bad huh?

LG Optimus 2X Specs:

  • 4.0″³ display @ 480×800 pixels (Gorilla Glass)
  • ARM Cortex A9 1.0GHz dual-core processor (Tegra 2)
  • 8GB internal storage, up to 32GB via microSD
  • 3G/HSDPA
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 8MP autofocus camera w/ LED Flash
  • 1.3MP secondary front-facing camera
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • HDMI port
  • 1500mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradeable to Gingerbread)
  • SRP: Php27,990
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