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Phew, that's quite the headline. Engadget has once again scooped some shots of a forthcoming Android device, this time the oft-rumored LG Optimus dual-core device. While there are still a few specifics we'd like to know (like the screen resolution), there is plenty in this leak to get excited over:

  • 4.0" widescreen display. Unknown resolution at this point, but lest we forget, LG are responsible for the rather fantastic 960x640 panel in the iPhone 4
  • 8 MPx rear camera, capable of video capture up to 1920x1080. Front facing camera also included
  • Dual-core Cortex A9 CPU as part of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 system-on-chip
  • Stock Android (can I get a "Hell yeah!"?)
  • 1500 mAh battery to power your pocket rocket
  • Standard microUSB and microSD interface
  • LTE connectivity (indicated by a previous rumor)

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This is all set to arrive early next year, with hints pointing towards LG's press event on January 5th before CES officially kicks off. While no specific operating system version is mentioned, Gingerbread certainly makes sense. Hopefully they'll have optimized the OS to run on dual-core processors by then.
Source: Engadget

Brian O'Toole
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  • Bod1ggity

    Please still be Verizon... please please please.

  • Bod1ggity

    Also, they need to up the ante on the batteries... 1500mAH wont last very long probably... what 3-4 hrs? How optamized are dual core's for battery usage? Anybody have any links on that...

    • TareX

      Actually dual-cores are MUCH more power efficient. That's mainly the whole idea.

      The fact each core is a Cortex A9, makes them faster than A8, clock for clock.

  • 335CC

    why would you assume it'd only get 3-4 hours just because its dual-core? i suppose you were in the camp of people who thought 1ghz cpu's would only last an hour on a mobile phone as well.

  • Bod1ggity

    I would assume it because currently alot of phones are only getting 6-8hr's on a 1ghz snapdragon... now were upping the processor and not doing squat to the battery. If you noticed, I asked if they had somehow been optimized to save battery life. If not, I think its safe to assume they will be a battery hog.

    • Chris

      the fascinate has a 1500mah battery and i easily made it through a day with heavy use i would wake up around 8 and when i went to bed around midnight i would still have around 25% battery left. I think they can utilize the battery to last longer with this phone. Any battery under 1500 mah would have been a bad choice.

  • zen kun

    LOL
    battery always its an issue, chech about tegra2 they suppose save a lot of battery decoes make just few miliwatts where others take 1 watt, so we must wait to see if its true, i doubt last 3-4 hours at least they should take 8 hours

  • aj

    Holy shit. Want. Lots.