LG Optimus 2X Gets Hands-on Preview at CES

You may remember hearing about the Optimus 2X, even if it got completely lost in the woodwork once CES officially began and the LG Revolution and Optimus Black were introduced. The Optimus 2X is still highly regarded, since it is going to be one of the first phones that come with a Tegra2 dual-core 1 GHz processor inside.

We’ve published the available specs here.

I enjoyed the feel of the 2X in my hands. One thing that made it unique compared to its other LG brethren is the smooth-edged front screen. The 2X uses a 4″ WVGA that essentially runs off the side, much like the Sanyo Zio and iPhone 4 do. When doing hand gestures and sliding from one side of the screen to another, your fingers don’t get interrupted abruptly by the edge of the screen. I’ve always enjoyed the smooth experience with this design, and it actually makes it feel as though the screen is larger than it really is. Sure, it’s an illusion, but any little bit helps.

The back has a polished backing not unlike the one on the Optimus Black. Again, not the best for durability, but it certainly makes the device feel more sleek and smooth as a result. It also helps the phone be as thin as possible.

Also not mentioned earlier, the Optimus 2X is the only one that features HDMI mirroring. This means that whenever you want to connect your phone to your HDTV by means of HDMI, the media you see (pictures or videos) and the resolution you see them in will be identical on the TV. So in other words, it “mirrors” the image on your phone onto your TV. And I was corrected earlier on this; only the 2X currently supports the mirroring feature.

The Optimus 2X has plans to release in Korea sometime this month and will make it to the rest of Asia and Europe shortly afterward. So expect to see this phone in the very near future (unless you live in North America; we haven’t been made aware of any plans to release there, unless a carrier picks it up).

Check out the video which features hardware specs and also shows off the phone. Then, after the video, view the pictures in our photo gallery. Or, do the opposite. We won’t tell you what to do.

Author: Brad Molen

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