LG Optimus 2X out in February?

Darren Allan

January 11, 2011

We heard this morning about LG’s hopes to sell quadruple the number of smartphones in 2011 than the company managed in 2010.

And a big part of that 30 million sales target will be the LG Optimus 2X, the high powered handset which will feature an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor.

Promising multi-tasking which is smoother than a greased ski-slope, the 2X is released in Korea next month, although the UK release was merely given as “to follow” when the phone was first announced last month.

However, according to online retailer eXpansys, the smartphone will be available in the UK in February, just as it will in Korea.

eXpansys has it down for a February 21st release date, in fact, and has priced the handset at £500. Of course, both these pieces of information are likely best guesses at the moment, but still, it’s an encouragingly early estimate for release.

The Optimus 2X’s other specs include a 4 inch WVGA display, an 8 megapixel camera plus a 1.3 megapixel front-facer for video chatting, and 8GB of memory (expandable by 32GB via microSD).

The last we heard the mobile was due to arrive running Android 2.2, with an imminent upgrade to Gingerbread, although some sources are reporting it will arrive in the UK with Gingerbread on board.


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