LG Optimus 2X headed to Vodafone in UK

Monday, January 24, 2011, 11:13 by Tech Correspondent

Dual core LG Optimus 2X is coming to Vodafone U.K in March at a price of £600 without contract.

The best part is that the dual core LG smartphone is being offered for free by Vodafone in the United Kingdom if you pick a tariff of more than £30.65 a month. In the United States, the phone is most likely to go on sale for $600 unlocked or for $200 on contract. The phone is expected to reach U.K. markets on March, 18 2011. Related: Optimus 2X previous UK launch rumors

The contract with Vodafone U.K. that starts at £30.65 a month, gives you the handset free, unlimited texts, 300 minutes of call time and 500MB of Internet usage. You also get a free gift with the contract that includes a universal PDA/phone car mounting kit and a microUSB car charger.

lg optimus 2x photo

Photo: LG Optimus 2X

LG Optimus 2X runs Android 2.2 aka Froyo OS and the company has already announced an upgrade to Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread. The smartphone is powered with Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and features 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display. Moreover, the Optimus 2X phone includes an 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing for video chats. The new LG phones gives you full HD 1080p video recording and playback. Read our story on Full HD mobile phones

LG Optimus 2X supports 8GB of memory that can be extended up to 32GB via microSD card slot. It supports Wi-Fi and 3G as connectivity options. Another interesting feature of the phone is that LG has included a new type of display in the phone, which utilizes ambient light to increase brightness in well lit environments and thus increase battery life. Other features of the phone include a gyro sensor, DLNA support and HDMI mirroring.

The Optimus 2X is the most-awaited phone these days. There have been speculations over its release date across worldwide. Some sources say that the Optimus 2X is now available in Korea and should be heading to European markets before the end of the month. Another interesting news we get to hear is that the white version of Optimus 2X will soon be available in Korea by next month. However, there is no news yet on when the phone will get to the North American market, if ever. Of course, we will keep you posted on LG Optimus 2X’s India launch date too.

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