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LG Star Dual Core Smartphone Gets Photoshoot

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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.