December 16th, 2010 by LG Blog UK

Today we feel like proud parents as the Optimus family welcome a new member today. The LG Optimus 2X is a brand new Android smartphone and boasts the claim of being the world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor.

The NVIDIA ® developed dual-core Tegra 2 processor offers a run speed of 1GHz and will ensure faster, smoother web browsing and applications and even lets users multitask with virtually no lag. The Tegra 2 also offers low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio as well as smoother gameplay compared with single-core processors running at the same speed.

As is that wasn’t enough the LG Optimus 2X also offers 1080p HD video playback and recording with full HDMI mirroring that expands content on external displays to full HD quality. Also taking from its Windows Phone 7 cousin – the LG Optimus 7 – the Optimus 2X will be equipped to wirelessly connect with DLNA compatible devices such as HD TVS for a console like gaming experience taking full advantage of the handsets built in accelerometer, gyro sensor and HDMI mirroring. The smartphone also includes both rear and front-facing cameras, microSD memory expandability, Micro-USB port and a 1500mAh battery.

The Optimus 2X will be available in Korea from next month, with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. Initially the phone will be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) at a later date.

Key specifications:

  • 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

UPDATE, 7 January, 2011: Here’s a video of Paul Trueman, Marketing Director, LG UK, discussing the key features of the Optimus 2X handset from CES 2011

Posted in General, Mobile
  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.chorly Sandy Chorly

    Hi ,,,,

    Once you look it you will be the fan of it . Reason it latest design , color, camera quality , and with attractive deals


  • Kamal

    phone is gr8.. phone needs soft fixes..  any info on gingerbread update..?? g2x got the update but no update for o2x :/

  • mez90b

    Its a very nice phone to use. I’ve had it for a couple of months now and its great. its just a shame about the restarting and turning itself off. Any official news about 2.3 date and if it will fix the issues

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    Nice, that’s helpful for me!

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    It heard that this is pretty good phone, my friend has it too. Will think a little and maybe buy it for myself too :)

  • best animation software

    It heard that this is pretty good phone, my friend has it too. Will think a little and maybe buy it for myself too :)

  • BatfinkUK1

    Hello Joe, please can you confirm the final specification for the UK version of this phone and also if you have an eta on the unboxing video?

  • iamthecosmos

    Any update on the UK release date, or which networks will be selling this?

  • LGBlogUK

    Unfortunately we have no release date for the 2X in India at the moment. Your local customer services department may be more help

  • Prabu Sivaguru

    I planed To get a Desire hd But Droped the plan because of optimus 2x.When can i get this monster in Inda?

  • http://twitter.com/RHImprovement Tim Burtle

    Looks niiiice

  • http://twitter.com/RHImprovement Tim Burtle

    Looks niiiiice

  • http://twitter.com/technoholicjakk Jakk Ogden

    I love the look of this handset. I have found the pricing strategy around it good too appealing to a vast majority of consumers in the market for a Galaxy S.

    I have tried and tested this too and can back up the fact that is is fast.

  • Mrdixons

    i brought the gt540 with a few to buy this when it came out but now i know Lg support & update is rubbish won’t buy another lg phone again !!

  • Prakash

    This Phone is releasing in India or not?

    • joeO

      Hi Prakash,
      no word our end whether or not this will be released in India. Your best bet would be to contact LG India Customer Services.

  • http://www.funvblog.com funvblog

    This is really very good news. I am waiting for this phone

  • LGBlogUK

    Hi Batfink,

    We have heard that it’s in line for a Quarter 1 launch, so hopefully we’ll receive one a few weeks or so before launch to sort out an unboxing video.
    Chances are it’s not on the site as it is still too far from launch date. Not to mention a 2.3 upgrade has been slated to follow shortly after the the release.


  • BatfinkUK1

    This seems like a genuine step forward so much so I’ve just ordered mine. UK release is pencilled in for the end of March; rumours suggest it will ship with 2.3 Bonus!
    Its odd that its not listed on LG UK website, especially with all of the PR at the moment. Seems like a lost opportunity. Shout a little louder LG!

    Any news on the unboxing video?

  • LGBlogUK

    Hi Jimmy,
    i have referred your question to one of our engineers and will get back to you with an answer when i hear more

  • http://twitter.com/JimmySmedberg Jimmy Smedberg


    First i would like to say that this phone is awesome. But i would like to new how you are going to do with the bootloader and kernel?

    Are you going to release the kernel and make the bootloader to be unlocked in the recovery like the Nexus S.

    Please answer this because my last phone was the Sony Ericsson X10 and that phone was bootloader was encrypted with a 128-bit key and they have don’t unlocked the bootloader after almost one year.

  • LGBlogUK

    Thanks Kitty. We are excited to see more of this handset too. With CES 2011 kicking off imminently we will hopefully see more of this phone. We will post any news and pictures of this set as and when we get them so fingers crossed!

  • Kitty

    WOW. This new LG handset looks hot. Can’t wait to see it for real.

  • Anonymous

    Do you know if LG will be releasing a DLNA adapter for non-DNLA TV’s like HTC are releasing as an accessory for the Desire HD? Can’t wait to get this phone!

  • Sandeep

    any word on how thick the phone will be? Will it support bluetooth 3.0 or 2.1?

  • http://xinping2016.tumblr.com/ J-Lene

    This will be my first Android phone!!

  • LGBlogUK

    Hi Frank,
    it’s a bit soon for any definitive answer on this. The Windows Phone 7 is only a few months old and we’ve only just announced the first dual-core phone. However, if things go well with the 2X then you may well see more dual-core phones on the way!

  • FrankO

    Will LG Optimus 7 range for the Windows 7 operating system be getting a dual-core version in 2011. Also it needs to be expanded beyond one mobile network.

  • LGBlogUK

    Thanks Jay. And i understand your reservations due to the problems with the GT540 – we should have this problem fixed for all of you Optimus users soon though.

  • LGBlogUK

    Thanks Numaan – this is a handset we are REALLY excited about. We will have an unboxing video, reviews and more when we receive a handset!

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    I’ve never been a fan of LG smartphones. I can’t think of one in which I’ve been even remotely interested.
    This has nice specs, but I’ll wait until I see some reviews before I get excited.

  • Numaan

    Apparently… the benchmarking score for this device (which can tell which phone is faster than the rest) says that it is faster then the iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S and even faster than the not-even-released-yet new Google Nexus S.


    Well done LG….. Life’s not Good – It’s Great!

  • JayJay

    All sounds extremely impressive, and then we get to the last sentence… “Initially the phone will be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) at a later date.”

    Seems LG can’t handle the 2.1 upgrade for the GT540, so I wouldn’t hold my breath on this statement being too true! But, in all fairness, the Optimus 2X does sound & look a real stunner!

  • LGBlogUK

    Hi Josh,
    no UK release date yet i’m afraid! But it certainly looks like one hell of a phone…

  • Josh

    When the heck can I get my hands on this baby!!!