LG Optimus 2X the first dual core processor powered phone

LG has beat its arch rival Samsung in the race to unveil the world’s first phone with a dual core processor. Needless to say this will be something to look for in 2011, phones with enough processing power that will blur the lines between netbooks and smartphones. The phone runs on the dated Android 2.2 though LG is promising Gingerbread updates. Watch out for this phone at the CES, but be ready for a long wait for it to show on your local carriers website.
[Specifications after the jump]

. 1Ghz Dual-Core Processor (Nvidia Tegra 2)
. 4 inch WVGA screen
. 8 gigs of memory (though it supports up to 32 GB via microSD)
. 1500mAh battery
. 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
. HDMI mirroring (read: what’s on the screen is what’s piped out over HDMI. In other words, how HDMI-out should work)
. 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording
. microUSB
. DLNA for wireless content sharing