Source:Android and me

While netbooks have now begun to introduce dual core Atom chips, smartphones have begun to step up in the spec game with dual core chips.

LG is the first to announce their dual core smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X running on Google’s Android OS.

Key specifications of the Optimus 2X include:

  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA touchscreen
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD), 512 MB RAM
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording

NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processer is likely to be seen in many more devices in the year 2011. Tech enthusiasts will recall the Snapdragon chip that set the 1GHz mark for processors in mobile phones. There is no doubt that the Tegra 2 will surpass the Snapdragon in terms of performance. However, this performance boost is likely to take its toll on battery life. The 1, 500 mAh battery is ample capacity for a 2010 smartphone but will it provide adequate battery life for a dual core phone?

An educated guess would predict that the LG Optimus 2X will boast moderate if not poor battery life. The latter point is the holy grail of mobile phone technology- performance matched with good battery life.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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