We've seen a fair few tablets with Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset, but there hasn't been nearly as many Tegra 2 'superphones' as we'd like. In fact, T-Mobile doesn't have a single one available to customers. That'll all change soon, though, as the company this morning showed off LG’s G2X, a Tegra 2 phone aimed at gaming fanatics.
The G2x is actually the U.S. version of the Optimus 2X that we saw last year. LG announced the 2X a couple of weeks before CES but made no mention of North American release dates. Today, T-Mobile did a little more teasing, revealing little about the release date for the device, stating only that it would be available "later in the spring."
As far as specs go, it's got that beefy 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 4-inch WVGA screen, 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD), a 1500 mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera, HDMI mirroring and 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording. It also makes use of T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, which offers theoretical download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps. It's also going to come pre-loaded with Nvidia's 'Tegra Zone' app, which providesquick access to games optimized for Tegra 2's dual-core architecture. Users will also get Need for Speed SHIFT HD, a demo of Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance - N.O.V.A., T-Mobile TV, which offers both live and on-demand TV, and Zinio eReader.