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LG Optimus 2X is the First Dual-Core Smartphone

Packing Nvidia's 1GHZ dual-core Tegra 2 processor, this baby boasts 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.

Originally rumored to be shipping with Gingerbread, LG has said the device will actually ship with Android 2.2, aka Froyo, with a Gingerbread update to follow at a later date. Release dates for the U.S. are still unknown, so it's very likely we will have to wait until 2011 before we see the Optimus 2X on our shelves.

As far as international availability goes, the Optimus 2X will be available in Korea next month with countries in Europe and Asia to follow.

Though the Optimus 2X has claimed the title of the 'first' dual-core cell phone, it definitely won't be the last, as 2011 is shaping up to be yet another monster year for smartphones. Still, it's a bit of a bummer that LG has chosen to tease us with an official announcement with no North American release dates. Sit tight and we'll bring you more news on U.S. availability as soon as we can!