LG Star Tegra-powered Droid Reappears, Has HDMI Port

By 01:17 Sun, 11 Jul 2021 Comments

The Tegra 2-powered LG Star has reappeared in a recent spy photo shoot. The device runs Android 2.2 Froyo instead of the expected 2.3 Gingerbread but still managed to outperform the Nexus One.

One of the screenshots shows the model number, so the phone is formally known as the LG P990 Star. The Star moniker might change but the model number will probably stay the same.

The LG P990 Star is running customized Android 2.2 Froyo (for now)

The Star is running a customized UI on top of Android Froyo. Word is, however, that Gingerbread will hold its place by the time the device launches. There's not much on the Tegra 2 specs, like Central Processing Units (CPU) clock speed, but it did beat the Nexus One with Froyo at the Quadrant benchmark.

The 8MP capturing camera on the back has an Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash - we wish we got some confirmation of the Full HD (1080p) video recording that it is supposed to be capable of. Anyway, there's an HDMI port on the top of the LG P990 Star, most likely of the mini variety.

The HDMI port • Even with Froyo, Tegra is very fast

One more bit of fine news - the "No SIM" warning means that the LG P990 Star is a Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) device (the first purported Star that we saw was a CDirect Memory Access (DMA) phone).

The LG U3000 we saw yesterday also runs Froyo, records 1080p and has an Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash. LG is really pushing hard for a place in the smartphone market, and with phones like the U3000 and P990 Star they have a fine shot at the top.




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