Just like a few days ago you couldn’t really get away from announcement over announcement made by Sony Ericsson, as well as a series of nice new things happening over there, it seems it’s LG’s time to wave it’s fist and point. This time around I’m pretty sure you still remember the LG Optimus 2X which we previewed several times but never gotten around to test it since it was only launched on the South Korean market. It seems this time around we are finally getting lucky as the device should start shipping in Europe as well within the following few weeks.
For those of you living in the UK, you can pre-order the device already and Denmark is the next country to see the LG Optimus 2X on their shelves. As such, online retailer Ellos will give the ability to pre-order the device from their page. The expected date for shipping to commence is February 25th. Note that the pricing displayed is only for a contract-free LG Optimus 2X so it might be steep to some, but in this world for incredibly fast Android smartphones think that this is the only one out with a dual-core processor. The shipping price for the LG Optimus 2X will be 3,599 Danish kroner which according to Google would be roughly 480 Euros and for the American market, 650 US Dollars.
Considering the top of the line specs this devices comes with, I think it’s safe to assume that it will be selling well. Those of us who weren’t privileged by an early launch, yes South Korea I’m looking at you, had to be glad to see the first few images and clips out on the great wide web, where the device worked magic. Full HD support, dual-core Tegra 2 CPU, 4 inch WVGA display, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera and 8 GB built-in on-board storage, with the possibility to up it with a 32 GB micro SD.
Moving away a touch from the world of super smartphones and their shiny capes and masks, it’s time to take a look at the LG Optimus Black. Despite that it’s not as quick as its dual-core sibling it’s bringing back something which I thought had disappeared since the day of the feature-phones. I’m talking about customizability. Of course you are buying an Android smartphone because you can customize every aspect of it but that won’t change the fact that it will still remain a black slab. LG comes to our rescue with the Optimus Black as it will have the option of changing the back plates. This means really that your device could be baby pink, or fire orange (was not thinking about the fruit hereJ) and thus give it a different look than most devices out now. To be honest I enjoy this initiative by LG because the world of Android smartphones and the world of smartphones in general could use some “user generated” creativity.
So in case you are looking out for a top of the notch device which will shred any device out now on the market when it comes to raw power and usability, then make sure to keep an eye out for the LG Optimus 2X and in case you would like to play around with your device and make it baby pink then make sure to give the LG Optimus Black a quick look. Until next time, let me know which one it is cause I will be busy taking out my crayons and painting my Milestone purple.1