The LG Star made a surprising appearance on US technology website Engadget, courtesy of what it calls a very generous and anonymous tipster.
The phone, which is still a beta device, runs on the Nvidia Tegra 2 and is apparently so fast that it will give current phones (ed : including the Nexus S we guess), an inferiority complex.
The LG Star comes with a 4-inch WVGA display likely to be a super LCD rather than an AMOLED one. It has four touch sensitive buttons in the front with a front camera as well plus a microUSB port.
Although LG played it safe with the design of the handset, the performance, even for a phone still in development, is anything but.
On Engadget's own benchmarks, the LG Star was almost three times faster than the Samsung Galaxy S which provides with the hardware foundation of the Nexus S.
Expect the phone to be launched at CES 2011 or MWC 2011 in Barcelona next year with a global roll out by the end of H1 2011.