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LG Optimus 2X coming this May




We got a quick tip from LG Philippines that their new flagship smartphone superphone, the LG Optimus 2X, will be released in the Philippines next month.

LG did not give an exact date but they’re already preparing for the big launch this May 2011. The Optimus 2X is among the very few dual-core smartphones to be available in the market soon.

LG Optimus 2X (LG P990)
4.0″ display @ 480×800 pixels
ARM Cortex A9 1.0GHz dual-core processor (Tegra 2)
up to 32GB via microSD
3G/HSDPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
8MP autofocus camera w/ LED Flash
1.3MP secondary front-facing camera
GPS w/ aGPS support
HDMI port
1500mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 2.2 Froyo

It’s still not clear if they will upgrade it to Gingerbread out of the box or it will go thru OTA. They’re also mum about the suggested retail price. For now, at least we can expect something in a couple of weeks.

Interestingly, Samsung is also set to release the Galaxy S2 next month. That should be an interesting battle between the two.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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51 Responses

  1. thepaper says:

    sana MAY na! i want this phone! =)

  2. Paul says:

    Wow! Sir Yuga how about the Optimus Black? Do you have an idea when its coming to the Philippines? Its not dual core but i heard its a great phone

  3. Marc says:

    “they’re already preparing for the big launch”

    Would it be another One Time Big Time (part 2x!) where they’ll sell some 30 pcs of this phone at 50% off after using provocative advertising to attract a huge mob of hundreds to attend their launch?

    Abangan!

    • Bryan says:

      30pcs? I don’t think it even reached 20 pcs. I was there around 130th+ from the store and I could see less than 20 people going in and out of the shop in that one hour. Epic fail for a product launching. They’re just after publicity, be it good or bad.

  4. heckiboi says:

    Big launch

    Sana…

    2X Phone Madness :D

    Buy Optimus 2X and get Optimus One for 2K

    heheheh

  5. Jhay says:

    Hopefully, the Optimus 2X’s release would lead to a price cut on the Optimus One. :D

  6. csseyah says:

    Buti na lang hindi pa ako bumibili ng android phone.. Good decision ang maghintay talaga.. hehehe

  7. phets says:

    ohhhh! this’ll be interesting.. I’ll be on the watch for its review.. ;)

  8. skyeye says:

    “Interestingly, Samsung is also set to release the Galaxy S2 next month. That should be an interesting battle between the two.”

    Wow, is this for real?

  9. al says:

    my galaxy s was just stolen and i was thngking of getting an xperia arc, good thing this news came up but im still torned between galaxy s two or o2x lets see what the reviews gotta say.

  10. ads says:

    I will wait for the HTC Sensation. Those youtube videos of people lining up during their promo scam still lingers

  11. Jojo says:

    100% plastic :)

  12. al says:

    hey yuga, where is the arc and galaxy s 2 review. its been a week now

  13. mattscradle says:

    Kung ang price nito sa 25K FTW.

  14. razorous says:

    Galaxy SII!!!!!

  15. Benchmark says:

    hay nako…here’s LG again…well I hope their launching will be better.

  16. EgyBoi says:

    cool i can’t wait. Lapit na May. LG optimus looks promising.

  17. Winziph says:

    which do you prefer LG O1 or Samsung Galaxy Mini? balak ko kasing bumili ng budget type android phone.

  18. Ylzik says:

    I bet costly ang price nito since rare ang dual core processors for smartphones. I saw this phone on ANC and it was great but the battery drains faster :(

  19. Jhay says:

    this is a useless phone. hspa+ is coming to the Philippines and this phone is still stuck with 3g. useless for 4g tethering.

    ah LG, you guys fail all the time

    • hehe says:

      Paano naging useless ???? Di mo na ba magagamit sya ? Bobo mo naman!

    • al says:

      makabobo k nmn, cool down bro mga tao dito palaging galit. To call it useless is really dumb but i see his point. Globe already launched hspa+ and smart is investing on lte and this phone wont work on both technology which could be a concern for a dual core phone thats suppose to be the future of phones and should be a keeper for a while. still a stupid comment though haha

    • lolipown says:

      Trolling fail lololol

  20. ice says:

    this is a nice phone, kaya lang maliit ang RAM.. 512mb tapos pag inupdate sa android 2.3 lalo konti magiging available for running other applications

    • Pakealamero says:

      Dear Jhay na nag mamagaling:

      Ang ibig sabihin ni ice is masyadong maliit ang 512 mb kumpara sa mga lalabas na htc phones and he/she did specify that its for “running” applications and not for storing.

      And FYI i have a t-mobile g2x which is practically the same phone as the optimus 2x.

      P.S. Ram is memory. I think you mean ram is not storage.

      I will be waiting for your reply.

    • Marian Rivera says:

      Hahaha tamah! Dami kasi mga bobito na nagmamarunong and sila pa ang may ganang tawaging bobo yung iba. Hay little knowledge is a dangerous thing talaga.

    • lol says:

      I lol’d at jhay’s reply. Lakas mag marunong haha. What a troll ^_^

    • ee says:

      Random Access Memory = RAM

      Di ba memory yan ? Slow mo naman! Mag aral ka nga muna.

  21. joey says:

    pila na mga lg employees:)

  22. emignatius says:

    The LG Optimus 2X is plagued with hardware problems. Stories about this phone freezing and/or shutting down. The only way to unfreeze is by taking out the battery and putting it back in. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=997705 I’ll wait a few more months to see if they can fix this problem if I were you. By then, the LG optimus 3D may be out and I’ll probably wait again to see if there will be problems with that model as well.

  23. arj says:

    Competition ng mga android phones?this will be interesting between htc,samsung and lg.

  24. arj says:

    Htc vs samsung vs lg

  25. ricky says:

    I have the phone, Bought it in Ebay for 25 k plus tax.

    @emignatius–freezing? So far di pa sya naghang or nagfreeze. Very fast phone lalo na sa Internet browsing.

    My only major issue is the battery. Bilis kumain at madrain. At one time pala nagcharge ako while surfing nagblack ang screen. But nothing of that sort na you have to take out the battery. A simple restart will do.

    The performance so far goes beyond expectation. It has a nice music player, nice sound, blazing fast application processing, nice video applications. It handles Flash well.

    Pangit lang ang manual since it’s my first Android phone, kailangan pa akong magresearch sa Internet for things like removing messages, transferring contacts, etc

    Ok na yung Ram nya even if magupgrade pa sa 2.3 Gingerbread kasi the phone applications naman don’t use that big a memory at it’s not like a computer na magmumultitask ka ng sobra sobra

    • ricky says:

      I think kaya nagblack yung screen while surfing is according to the manual , some operations may not work when you hook it up with a usb, transfer files while charging . Mea culpa. My fault.

      And when you transfer contacts from the SIM at you turn off the SIM contact display… you have to restart for it to take effect

    • sylv3rblade says:

      Any ROMS available for the device yet?

    • ice says:

      i wasn’t referring to the phone applications or multitasking..pag naupdate kasi sya yung processes na nagrurun sa background is mas malaki kinakain na memory compared sa version 2.2.. ^_^ just like sa case ng samsung galaxy s.. anyway is your unit running on 2.3 already?

  26. arj says:

    LG vs Samsung vs HTC…battle of the android phones

  27. gadgetboi says:

    cool i will be waiting for this smartphone. its nice to try i think.

  28. Development of other stimulates movement and innovations, LG is catching up. http://learner-spot.blogspot.com/

  29. carmz says:

    may away… :)

  30. Bryan says:

    magkano to?

  31. bryan says:

    i think its better than the iphone
    i love andriod phones

  32. enzo says:

    isn’t the Samsung Galaxy s 2 coming out sa august pa daw?

    But it would be nice if it came out this month along side the optimus 2x, may point of comparison agad. :D

    Ang sakin lang, since this the first ever dual-core phone that has come out, malaki ang chance na hilaw pa siya. And i think kaya agad ni-release toh ng LG is para maunahan ang Samsung, HTC, Motorola, etc sa Superphone market.

    Not saying it’d be a disappointment right away but tulad ng sabi ni csseyah, good decision ang maghintay :)

  33. admin says:

    gusto ko magkaroon niyan soon …

    dapat masang masa din ang presyo.. ano kaya sir yuga kung mag premo ka ng ganyan dito :)

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