LG Optimus EX steps into the smartphone arena

The LG Optimus EX's future looks very bright indeed

LG has just announced its latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone, carrying a whole host of high-end features. Inside, NVIDIA's revamped 1.2GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor will ensure everything chugs along nicely, and coupled with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage we're faced with a pretty powerful smartphone.

The star of the show is its ultra-bright 4in 800 x 480 pixel display, with 700 nits of brightness. So, like the Optimus Black, not only is its screen so sharp it might just poke your eyes out, it can be used in direct sunlight without irritating glare and is a 40 percent improvement over Samsung’s Super AMOLED effort.

It also helps that it's a bit of a looker, with a 9.65mm waistline, complete with HDMI connectivity for big screen viewing and DLNA support for those who prefer to keep their smartphone multimedia experience wire free. A dual cam setup is also on offer – a 5MP cam around the back and a VGA shooter at the front. 1080p video support is also on the cards.

It's available in either black and silver or white and gold overcoats, and for now, will only be available in Korea. Pricing and availably details for the rest of the world are yet to announced, so we'll be keeping our ears to the ground in the mean time.

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