LG to launch dual core smartphone in 2011

By Jennifer Scott on Jan 6, 2011 8:52 AM
Filed under Components

The electronics company uses CES to outline two new handsets.

LG will be bringing the world’s first dual core processor smartphone to the market, the company has confirmed.

During a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Dr Scott Ahn, chief technology officer (CTO) of LG, confirmed the new handset would be called the Optimus 2X.

Details were scarce but Dr Ahn revealed, along with the dual core CPU, the Optimus 2X would feature a HDMI output and allow for full HD 1080p record and playback.

The CTO also confirmed a second handset, named the Optimus Black, would also launch in 2011.

Measuring just 9.2mm thick the sleek looking phone boasts a NOVA display, which LG claimed to be “the world’s brightest” screen. The company also said it would enable the phone to save on 15 percent of battery life compared to other smartphone screens.

Dr Ahn briefly mentioned LG’s work when it came to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, revealing the company had its own LTE chipset and had included it in an LTE/CDMA USB modem. However, no further details were given during the keynote.

He concluded by confirming LG would be making a tablet announcement at CES but said we would have to wait until tomorrow to get the details.

Earlier today, ASUS unveiled a new range of tablets in the first major announcement of the show.

This article originally appeared at itpro.co.uk

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