Nov 16 AT 11:46 AM Taylor Wimberly 40 Comments

LG Star with Tegra 2 coming in early 2011 to T-Mobile 4G?

Previously we only had renders of LG’s Tegra 2 phone, but thanks to Engadget we now have our first real pictures. Updated specs for this superphone include the dual-core 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 4 inch display, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p video capture, front-facing camera, and a 1500 mAh battery.

Early renders of the device indicated it was headed for Verizon and would support 4G LTE, but our sources tell us those pics were just mock-ups and Verizon has not actually picked up the device yet. Believe it or not, we are hearing the LG Star will land on T-Mobile with HSPA+ support in mid Q1 2011.

Engadget is reporting the LG Star will be the first dual-core phone, but I think the Motorola Olympus (Terminator) will launch on AT&T in January and we also have the possible dual-core Nexus S, which could launch in the next few weeks. I still have a difficult time believing that Samsung will deliver a dual-core phone so soon, but I’m fairly confident that Motorola can beat LG to market with their Tegra 2 phone.

The version of the operating system remains a mystery, but the LG Star is said to run a nearly untouched version of Google’s mobile OS. We have heard that current test units were running Android 2.2, but my hope is that LG will update it to Android 2.3 by launch.

Look for LG to unveil the Tegra 2 device at the upcoming CES on January 5th.

Check out the pics and let us know what you think. Does the LG Star look better than the leaked Nexus S pics? Would you buy a dual-core phone if it shipped with Android 2.2 after Android 2.3 has been released?

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Source: Engadget

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