LG Star could be first Android phone with dual-core Tegra 2

After a successful start to the Optimus line of smartphones, LG looks to ratchet things up with a newly unearthed handset.

LG's dual-core Star Engadget

Handset manufacturer LG appears on the verge of releasing a super phone of its own in the United States. According to Engadget, the Star is poised to become the first dual-core Android phone to feature Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset.

Other details include the capability to record 1080p high definition with an 8-megapixel camera, a second front-facing camera, and what looks to be a 4-inch display. Rumor has it the phone will run a stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience when it's released in early 2011. So when in 2011, you ask? Well, CES is right around the corner, so here's hoping LG has it ready to show off in Las Vegas.

On a related note, LG has announced that its Optimus line of phones has crossed the million-sold mark in just 40 days. Like Samsung's Galaxy S series, LG appears to have found that releasing the same handset for multiple carriers is a good move. Customers in the United States can grab the Optimus S from Sprint and the Optimus T from T-Mobile right now, and Verizon's Vortex is due November 18 . Looking forward, LG is hoping the Optimus series becomes its first 10 million-seller smartphone.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.

 

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