LG to launch Tegra phone

LG Electronics, Samsung’s smaller homeland rival, has announced a series of smartphones and “innovative mobile products” based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 mobile processor. LG claims it chose jolly green goblin’s Tegra 2 “because it enables a new mobile experience and content capabilities,” thanks to a GeForce GPU and a 1080p HD video processor chucked together with a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor. The new Optimus series smartphones using Tegra 2 will be launched in this year’s fourth quarter.

Little else was revealed by LG, apart from the usual quotes and palaver by some managing director VP of insertbusinessunithere. The interesting question will be if LG also intends to sell smartphones using Intel’s upcoming Moorestown. LG originally announced a phone employing the services of thee Atom, however it seems it fell out of a plane and drowned somewhere in the Pacific.

Jen-Hsun Huang made fun about Intel back in May when the weather was not as dismal as it is now, comparing Moorestown to an elephant in terms of power use. Some Intel VP retaliated claiming Chipzilla had reduced power hunger by the factor 50 for Moorestown/ Atom Z6, albeit not for Intel itself. Samsung today also announced Orion, its version of an ARM A9 dual-core platform. It seems the war for dominating the mobile world will start getting heavy next year, pitching low-power ARM A9 Cortex dual-cores v. Moorestown.