CES: LG Optimus Black and 2X hands-on

CES: LG Optimus Black and 2X hands-on

Summary: ZDNet UK took the opportunity to get a quick hands-on with the hottest new handsets in LG's current line-up, the Optimus Black and the Optimus X2

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  • LG Optimus 2X stand

    The Optimus 2X is the first announced handset to run a 1GHz dual-core processor. LG said that this will provide faster web browsing and smoother gameplay compared with single-core handsets.

    The 2X will be based on Android 2.2 at launch, to be upgraded to Android 2.3 in future, according to the manufacturer. Like its Optimus Black sibling, it will have LG's Optimus 2.0 UI.

    Photo credit: Ben Woods

  • LG Optimus 2X bottom

    The rear of the device houses an 8-megapixel camera with flash for high-resolution snaps, and the handset is capable of 1080p video recording and playback. There's also a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and support for up to 32GB of storage via microSD.

    Photo credit: Ben Woods

  • LG Optimus 2X in hand

    As well as capturing and playing HD video, the 2X also has an HDMI output for displaying whatever you are looking at on screen on another device.

    Pricing has not yet been announced for the 2X, but an LG spokesperson told ZDNet UK that it will be a little more expensive than the Optimus Black.

    It is expected to launch first in Korea, followed by a global launch before the end of the first quarter of 2011, the spokesperson said.

    Photo credit: Ben Woods

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Topics: CES, Mobility, Smartphones

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With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you.

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