Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dual Core Smartphones Set to Shake the Market

A new era of smartphone will hit the streets next month with the launch of the first dual core smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X.

The LG Optimus 2X has a dual core Cortex A9 SoC processor clocked at 1GHz. However it also has an array of other goodies such as a 4-inch capacitive WVGA display, 8-megapixel camera, LED flash with a webcam, full HD video capture, HDMI, DLNA support, Wi-Fi, 3G, a host of sensors and up to 40GB onboard memory. The smartphone will initially launch with Andrion FRoyo but is likely to upgrade quickly to the new Gingerbread version.

LG are keen to hit 2011 running and although they maintained their position as number 3 smartphone manufacturer, behind Nokia and Samsung, it now rebuild its position and push forward and take the lead in the dual core market. The loser in 2011 could be Nokia who now need to halt its slide from 36.5% of the smartphone market to 32.4% over 2010. LG will be strongly tracked by the Motorola Atrix, which is planned to land in the UK later in the year and Samsung who will respond with a dual core version of its Galaxy S based the its own Hummingbird chipset.

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