you don't want to wait until next year for Samsung's
promised dual-core smartphones, you might be in luck. LG
Electronics announced yesterday its intent to launch a new line of
dual-core smartphones, dubbed "Optimus," by year's end.
Optimus smartphones will integrate NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core
processor, "providing them with unprecedented power, speed and
graphics capability," the company said
in a press release. The Tegra 2 incorporates two 1 GHz chips,
which, according to LG, will mean "up to 2x faster web browsing
and up to 5x faster gaming performance over single core processors
running at 1 GHz."
Tegra 2 was announced by NVIDIA in January, and was originally
intended for use in tablets, PCWorld reports.
Tegra 2, like Samsung's upcoming Orion, combines two Cortex A9 chips,
along with NVIDIA GeForce GPU.
new Tegra 2-equipped devices will support 1080p video recording,
while improving battery life over current comparable smartphones, LG
said. “LG is committed to making its Optimus Series smart
devices the de facto standard in speed and graphics performance,”
said Chang Ma, a representative for the Korean company's mobile unit.