Brian and I are currently at LG's press conference where the company announced, as expected, the LG Optimus 2X - the world's first dual-core Cortex A9 smartphone based on NVIDIA's Tegra 2 SoC. While NVIDIA announced Tegra 2 at last year's CES, it has taken this long to even get to the point where we can talk about products that will soon be shipping.

The 2X uses NVIDIA's Tegra 2 AP20H with both of its two Cortex A9s running at 1GHz. We'll have more details on Tegra 2 later today during NVIDIA's press conference. I'd expect the Optimus 2X to ship sometime in Q1.

LG also announced its thinnest smartphone: the Optimus Black. The phone is 9.2 mm thick (weighs 109 grams) and uses LG's ultra bright 4-inch NOVA display (it's not AMOLED). LG claims a brightness of 750 nits, which if true is at least 23% brighter than the brightest smartphone display we've tested thus far (BlackBerry Torch) and 30% brighter than the iPhone 4.


Lastly, LG announced an LTE USB dongle, the VL600, based on its own L2000 LTE chipset. It's Verizon branded in the photo, so we'll probably see it again soon. 

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  • gixxer - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    Any guess on who will carry the phone? Sprint??
  • strikeback03 - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    The Optimus One is available on Sprint, Verizon, TMobile, and US Cellular, so hopefully this sees service on a bunch of carriers as well.
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    I hope it's on Sprint with 4G. I want something that's not an EVO and doesn't have a physical keyboard.
  • CloudX - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    Competition is going to go crazy in the smartphone world. I love it. I'd go with this instead of apple's next offering. Hopefully Att carries this one, I'm considering it.
  • Pirks - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    apple's next offering will pwn this so you'll reconsider anyway :P
  • LostPassword - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

  • choirbass - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    personally, im more concerned about the density of a screens resolution, than how bright it is. and im fairly sure im in a minority where turning down the brightness most of the way, if not all the way, is more preferable, than being uncomfortably 'blinded'. to each their own though.
  • zorxd - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    Density? Why do you care about density? It's pixel count that matters. I bet you would prefer a 4" 800x4800 than a 1" 480x320.
  • Spivonious - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    Pixel count by itself means nothing. I'd much rather have a 4" 1920x1080 screen than a 4" 720x480 screen.
  • choirbass - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    Yep. What he said, lol.

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