It won't be long before our smartphones take over what we do with our netbooks. Now official, the LG Star as it was known in the rumor mill is now the LG Optimus 2X, and that "2X" in the name is a statement in itself. Let's get straight into this, it basically contains a dual-core Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz. Now what will this handset use the power for? For starters, it is fully capable of recording videos in crisp 1080p with its 8-megapixel rear camera unit. There's also a front-facing one at 1.3 megapixels for the video-calling people.

Aside from the raw power it can provide, it also has a 4-inch WVGA display. Storage is provided by an internal memory of 8GB, expandable to 32 GB with microSD cards. Peculiarly, the battery has a capacity of 1500mAh, which is typically the ones for single-core smartphones. We now wonder what power conservation will this unit have with the multitude of processes that the dual-core will undergo.

As for the software, it would still run Android 2.2 although there are plans for releasing Gingerbread in future updates. No Prices were given as of yet but it will come out in Europe and Asia in the next few weeks, so definitely watch out for it. For now, here's some eye candy.

Key specifications:

- 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
- 4-inch WVGA screen
- 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
- 1,500 mAh battery
- 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
- HDMI mirroring
- 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording.