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LG Star Shows Off Tegra 2 Power

David Gilbert


LG Star Shows Off Tegra 2 Power

Some one over at LG seems to be determined to build up as much anticipation possible for its new line of Android phones coming in 2011. Yesterday we had a video showing off its LU3000, and today we have pictures of the LGP990 or what will be known as the LG Star.

Someone rocked up on AndroidForums.com yesterday evening and published seven new photos of the device, which had previously been glimpsed earlier this month. The AndroidForums user told the world he had managed to get his hands on two of these handsets but was reticent about unveiling the release date for the LG Star though he appeared to know it, stating: “I think I can't disclose that.”

What we do know about the LG Star (previously known as the LG Optimus Star) is that it has a 4in capacitive touchscreen and will be one of the first Android handsets to boast the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The power of this was also in evidence in another picture which showed the Quadrant test being run on the phone. The Quadrant benchmark tests the CPU, memory, I/O and graphical capabilities of a device. This handset runs considerably faster than other Android 2.2 devices such as the Nexus One, Motorola Droid X and HTC Desire HD.

While the device on display is running a slightly tweaked version of Froyo it is conceivable that the phone will have Gingerbread installed by the time it makes it to market in early 2011. Another important feature of the phone is a HDMI port which, before these photos came to light, was not known about. The phone has an 8-megapixel camera at the rear.

No doubt as the release date gets closer and closer we will see more and more photos/videos/specs leaked. With CES 2011 just around the corner, LG could be ready to unveil a slew of handsets at the Las Vegas show – and TrustedReviews will be on hand to bring you all the latest news.

Via Phandroid

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