LG Optimus 2X Hands-On

LG took the floor today at CES with their new Tegra 2 handsets, specifically the LG Optimus 2x (Star). With the handset announced earlier this morning, after the announcement LG had some display models out for the Press to have some hands-on time with. Below are a few hands-on videos for your viewing pleasure along with a full press release. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments!

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NVIDIA Tegra Super Chip Kicks Up Next Wave of Super Phones

World’s First Mobile Processor with Dual-Core CPU Enables Super Phones from LG and Others, Creating New Mobile Experiences and Never-Before-Seen Content

Las Vegas — CES 2011 ­— Jan. 5, 2011—NVIDIA announced today the arrival of the next wave of super phones, powered by NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2, the world’s first mobile super chip.

These new super phones go beyond today’s smartphones, delivering unprecedented multimedia experiences that take fuller advantage of faster network download speeds and higher bandwidth.

Smartphones start with four-inch-plus screens, single-core 1 GHz mobile processors, five-plus megapixels cameras, and multiple microphones – which enable a decent video and gaming experience. The new super phones use powerful multi-core CPU processors, lightning-fast GPUs and ultralow power requirements – which create magical video and gaming experiences.

“Real super phones require real super chips,” said Ben Barjarin, Principal at Creative Strategies Inc. “The new super phones being unveiled at CES will become an essential mobile computing device. And Tegra delivers these mobile computing capabilities for super phones better than anything else on the market.”

Their seamless multitasking and support for hardware-accelerated Adobe® Flash® Player begin the process of merging the smartphone, with a game console and multimedia device. The result is a mobile web experience capable of console-quality, multi-player, cross-platform gaming, as well as enormous flexibility in terms of carrying out multiple tasks at once.

One of the first devices in this next wave of super phones is the new LG Optimus 2X powered by Tegra 2.

Tegra 2 Highlights:
· The Tegra 2 super chip turbocharges the super phone category and brings a new wave of devices to life with never-before-seen experiences. It features:
o Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU – The world’s first mobile dual-core CPU for faster Web browsing, snappier response time and better overall performance.
o Ultra-low powered (ULP) NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU – the ULP GeForce GPU delivers outstanding mobile 3D game playability and a visually engaging, highly responsive 3D user interface
o 1080p Video Playback Processor – Watch 1080p HD movies stored on your mobile device on your HDTV, without compromising battery life.

Tegra 2 enables new mobile media and gaming capabilities:
o For the first time, consumers will be able to game with multiple players using different types of devices. For example, a Tegra 2-powered super phone or tablet can be used to play with players on a desktop PC.
o NVIDIA demonstrated a prototype of Skype HD video calling on an Android tablet at its CES 2011 press conference. NVIDIA developed a reference implementation of HD video conferencing on Tegra 2-based tablets using SkypeKit. SkypeKit is a collection of software and APIs that allows virtually any Internet connected device to offer Skype voice and video calls.
NVIDIA introduced the Tegra Zone app. It allows consumers to find Tegra-optimized games for their super phone or tablet, along with professional game reviews, high-res screenshots, HD video trailers, gameplay videos, and behind-the-scenes featurettes. Consumers can complete their purchase of Tegra Zone games on the Android Market.

· The LG Optimus 2X is the fast and hyper performance super phone:
o The Optimus 2X delivers faster performance, seamless multi-tasking, full HDMI and true visual gaming for a better user experience.
o Key specifications include
§ 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
o For more information and product images, please visit LG’s online press kit at www.lgnewsroom.com/CES2011 .

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  • Dom

    wow lg is really stepping up

  • Dom

    wow lg is really stepping up

  • Jwicks82

    The phone looks nice, very sleek

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    but is it coming to Tmo though?

    • Anonymous

      So far all the reports are saying that it will be on Tmo…

  • http://ashtr.oxyhost.com AshTR

    Oh man, this phone looks amazing. I hope they give us a release date soon though.

  • Gthh

    b2cshop.us

  • Petey

    Now, what I’m concern is will LG keep us updated with the software (or are they going to be like samsung).

  • d^_^b

    I remember when I said LG is only good at making Washing Machines and Refrigerators… NOW I TAKE IT BACK!!!!

    • Petey

      They make very good TV too! I don’t own any laundry machines or fridge made by LG.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sold from IntoMobile walkthrough, better come to Tmo!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sold from IntoMobile walkthrough, better come to Tmo!

  • http://twitter.com/iGNetworks IGNetworks

    Pop in your T-Mobile SIM Card lol.

  • http://twitter.com/iGNetworks IGNetworks

    Pop in your T-Mobile SIM Card lol.

  • Manusferrera

    wow dual core is beast.

  • Manusferrera

    wow dual core is beast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

    Oh yum.. a large battery not as big as the Atrix.. but 1500 MaH is great.
    So… forget it.. HSPA+ or not I’d pick this up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

    Oh yum.. a large battery not as big as the Atrix.. but 1500 MaH is great.
    So… forget it.. HSPA+ or not I’d pick this up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UVOYEMICLEX3QVLD7QKXJGIL3I Eric

    It’s cool, but not for me. I need a vanilla Android phone.

  • Vic

    AWESOME PHONE!!!
    and yes rumor has it will come to T-mo!

  • Re2leons

    phone was kinda laggy when doing the 5 desktop view :|…hopefully its not all like that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

    This looks really good.

  • Manusferrera

    any idea when this will be released.

  • http://twitter.com/dethduck dethduck

    Looks damn slick, though I have to say, for a ‘super smooth” dual core powerhouse, the screen seemed to have some hitching here and there. Bit surprised to see that.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome phone! Love it!!

  • Anonymous

    FOR TMOBILE?!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/cdamron Clark Damron

      I found a replacement for my Vibrant

  • Bobert

    According to LG’s website a US release date isn’t even mentioned let alone carrier.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      T-Mobile announced it, that pretty much seals the deal huh?

      • Bobert

        T-Mobile USA? When did they announce it?
        I do hope we get.
        David did you ever get a response from T-Mobile about the alleged washed out mytouch 4g screens?

        • Bobert

          David?

        • Scodelic

          David is busy sleeping with a 21 yr old Verizon rep. Calm down Bobert.

  • http://www.peakfitnessny.com WD

    You come to T-mobile, I buy you. My Nexus one has been yelling at me for a month now telling me that I am out of storage.

    • Sapphire3g

      I’m with you there WD. I have uninstalled the twitter and facebook updates for the built in applications and use Tweetdeck. I also uninstalled Google Goggles since it isn’t used very often. Apps2sd is sweet, but not all the apps I use frequently have that support.

      This phone would definitely be a great replacement for the N1. I’m not sold on the NS.

    • Sapphire3g

      I’m with you there WD. I have uninstalled the twitter and facebook updates for the built in applications and use Tweetdeck. I also uninstalled Google Goggles since it isn’t used very often. Apps2sd is sweet, but not all the apps I use frequently have that support.

      This phone would definitely be a great replacement for the N1. I’m not sold on the NS.

    • Sapphire3g

      I’m with you there WD. I have uninstalled the twitter and facebook updates for the built in applications and use Tweetdeck. I also uninstalled Google Goggles since it isn’t used very often. Apps2sd is sweet, but not all the apps I use frequently have that support.

      This phone would definitely be a great replacement for the N1. I’m not sold on the NS.

    • Anonymous

      LOL glad I’m not the only one. I REALLY want to stick with HTC, but qualcomm may have done them in, for the time being anyway.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! I want. But I said I’d stick to the G line. I wonder what the G3 will have.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! I want. But I said I’d stick to the G line. I wonder what the G3 will have.

  • Anonymous

    honestly if tmo get this phone, it will be a miracle. i hope they do get this phone and gain some self respect. the cliq2 is a joke. i dont why they keep accepting the crap of litter, especially from moto. like marcus from the psp commercials says, tmo step your game up.

  • Anonymous

    i gotta admit it looked like every other phone but im very impressed with the hdmi full 1080p out to the tv thats pretty incredible for a phone….. im wondering what its battery life is . good job lg no plastic crap like Samsung.

    fyi they make great tvs for those that dont know.. Samsung is a tiny bit better but lg is a close second in my opinion

  • http://twitter.com/todmonsta todmonsta

    I want to have this phone’s babies…they can lay the phone eggs directly into my abdomen

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Google should have put 2.3 on this phone…Gingerbread w/dual core, this phone would be mine. However since I don’t know how LG treats Android, going to have to wait a bit to see if somebody is coming out with a Gingerbread dual core phone.

  • ipenetratedmybrother

    i like t-mobile and all but the phones at&t and verizon showed at ces looked waaaaaaaay better than this lg optimus 2x so i guess ima have to switch to another company if t-mobile doesnt get something better …

    • Anonymous

      Are you kidding me? Those other phones have nothing on this phone. This was the best announced phone at CES.

      • davidohio

        I agree! What is he smoking? All he has to do is compare the specs and it is easy to see this blows away any Verizon or at&t device. DAH!

  • hi!

    ok, so I just watched Jeff Goldblum from IntoMobile demo the device. SUPER impressed! Now watch it not even come to TMobile! That’s what I’m betting on, hahahaha

  • Wilma Flintstone

    This is another smartphone that is capable of recording full 1080p:

    youtube.com/watch?v=bAB-Cqe0yz8

  • Mavricxx

    This phone rock! I can’t wait to get it. My only complaint is…they went all out with the specs, why didn’t LG make the front facing cam a 5mp or at least a 2mp the can do video call in HD as well. Second, why didn’t they just release it with Android 2.3… Other than that, I LOVE this phone!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      People will never be satisfied.

  • http://mylgoptimus.com LG Optimus 2x

    Ahhhmazing!!! Although I wish they swapped the design for the Optimus Black to the 2x, much cleaner imo

  • David

    Looks pretty sharp! Would have bought this instead of the myTouch 4G if it had been available in November. Oh well! If I get bored I know what to get. :)

  • David

    Looks pretty sharp! Would have bought this instead of the myTouch 4G if it had been available in November. Oh well! If I get bored I know what to get. :)

  • 559REDSKIN

    I dont want to be a complainer but i sure hope this phones screen even comes close to my vibrants. samoled has me spoiled. i look at my friends droid x, htc evo, etc…they all look like crap compared to samoled. the only one that is close is iphone4. love the specs though!

  • http://twitter.com/mcasao ManwellC

    Looks great, wish it was more like 4.3 or 4.5 inch though.