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This article was published on December 16, 2010

LG Star becomes the LG Optimus 2X, the world’s first dual-core smartphone

LG Star becomes the LG Optimus 2X, the world’s first dual-core smartphone
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The LG Star has become official, only it will now be known as the LG Optimus 2X, presumably because the Android handset is not powered by just one processing core, it’s going to be the world’s first dual-core smartphone.

Engadget posted up the confirmation, posting up the press release from LG making the Optimus 2X official, the smartphone we first detailled last month before showing you the device being handled on video.

The Optimus’ Nvidia Tegra 2 chip is going to handle anything through at it, delivering seamless transitions, multitasking without any noticeable lag and delivering high quality audio and video.

The handset boasts a 4-inch screen, 8GB memory (expandable up to 32GB), dual camera (1.3MP front, 8MP back), full HD video playback and HDMI mirroring, allowing you to output your videos on to the big screen.The Optimus 2X has both an accelerometer and a gyro sensor and a 1500mAh battery.

The handset will launch in Korea next month with the rest of Asia and Europe coming just weeks after. It will ship with Android 2.2 initially but LG has committed to giving it an upgrade to Gingerbread so you don’t need to worry about missing out on the Android 2.3 party.