LG has confirmed that its Optimus 2X handset, the world's first to feature a dual-core processor, will launch in early 2011.

We were treated to a sneak peek of the new mobile at LG's CES press conference in Las Vegas, where the brand confirmed that the Optimus 2X will be equipped with a NVIDIA AP20H chip. The phone will also be capable of recording in full 1080p HD - a first for the smartphone market.

The use of a dual-core processing chip should mean that the phone will have some pretty speedy operation, while the 1500mAh battery should mean that the power-hungry processor shouldn't deplete your power too quickly.

The Optimus 2X boasts a 4-inch screen with NOVA technology which, the maker claims, will make it the world's brightest display. Running on Android 2.2, the phone will also sport an HDMI port, an 8MP camera with LED flash, a front-facing camera.

Pricing has yet to be announced but we would expect a price tag similar to those of the HTC Desire and Samsung Galaxy S.

LG has told us that the phone will be available mid to late February.

Don't miss out - we'll be bringing you all the latest gadget announcements from Las Vegas at our dedicated CES 2011 page.