LG Mobile has officially announced its first 1080p-capable (video playback) Android handset, the LG Optimus EX, heading towards South Korea’s SK Telecom.

Electronista, which got wind of the announcement, reports that the LG Optimus EX will not only replace the LG Optimus 2X but will also pack more powerful specs than the latter–especially with the Optimus EX’s 1.2-GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.

LG Mobile has not revealed plans of bringing the LG Optimus EX beyond South Korea, although it is possible for the Android smartphone to reach the U.S. through T-Mobile, which has been the only carrier to release the LG Optimus 2X.

The LG Optimus EX reportedly has a 4-inch WVGA (800×480) IPS display with a brightness of 700 nits, making the screen render vivid colors even under direct sunlight. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The Android smartphone also supports HD video output and 1080p video recording. The LG Optimus 2X was only capable of up to 720p playback and recording. The LG Optimus EX also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, and DLNA.

The device is reported to be 9.65 mm thin and weighs 127 grams.

Other reported specs of the LG Optimus EX include the following:

  • 5MP rear camera with 1080p recording capability (auto focus but no flash)
  • 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM
  • microSD slot (up to 32 GB)
  • 1,500 mAh battery

There have been no reports yet regarding the price it will have at its release.

Would you prefer T-Mobile to release the LG Optimus EX when it hits the U.S.? Or, would you rather it went to a different carrier?

Carl Parker
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