Earlier this year the LG Optimus 2X was released in South Korea, this was the first-ever publicly available mobile phone to feature a dual-core processor and this feat has earned LG a Guiness World Record.
Currently there are no US or UK carriers offering this dual-core powerhouse, however since its release in Asia we have seen other smartphone manufacturers follow suit, these include the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Motorola ATRIX 4G.
The actual date that the LG Optimus 2X became available was 25 January 2011 (shortly after CES 2011), since then we have not heard a great deal about the handset, however Engadget’s review back in early-February suggested that it was far from perfect.
You can check out the official record for yourself here, while we were on the site we found out some other interesting mobile phone-related World records. Did you know that the highest altitude which a land based mobile phone successfully called from is 8,848 metres? Also the world’s lightest hand-held mobile phone is manufactured by modu ltd and weighs just 40.1 grams. Finally the largest-ever functioning smartphone was a scaled-up Samsung SCH-r450, it measures in at a whopping 4.57 x 3.42 x .74 metres, now that’s what we call a brick.