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LG launches Optimus 2X and Optimus Black Android smartphones

The LG Optimus 2X is designed as a mid- to high-end smartphone that is powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor. High definition games and videos run well on the phone and the battery life is touted to be similar to the 1GHz smartphones on casual usage.

On the right, we only find the volume control buttons which also work as the camera zoom controls. However, there isn't a dedicated camera mode button unlike some camera phones.

The top of the phone consist of the power button, HDMI out and 3.5mm audio jack.

At the bottom are two built-in speakers, and the mini USB port for charging and data transfer.

The 8-megapixel camera with LED flash are on the rear. There's also a unique silver strip that runs vertically across the middle.

Opening up the rear cover unveiled the 3.7V, 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery, while the SIM card slot and micro SD card slots are just above the battery compartment.

The LG Optimus 2X will be available in Singapore on this month at recommended retail price of S$888 (before telco sibsidies). Like the Optimus Black, the Optimus 2X will be preloaded with Android 2.2 Froyo, though it will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Both the Optimus 2X and Optimus Black are likely to be showcased at the upcoming IT Show 2011. Watch out for them.

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