Dual-core LG Star to be launched in Korea soon (no Google branding)
LG Star, which seems to be LG’s first dual core Android smartphone, might be launched in South Korea first.
According to Cetizen, the Star will be available via SK Telecom (Korea’s largest mobile carrier) sometime soon – although it’s not clear if this means before the end of this year, or in 2011.
Although it has the same features (WVGA display, HDMI, 3.5mm headset jack, 8MP camera with flash), the Korean version of the LG Star is not Google branded. It also has only two touch-sensitive buttons on the front, the other two being replaced by a single hardware button.
The LG Star currently runs Android 2.2 Froyo, but since Google has officially unveiled Android 2.3 Gingerbread yesterday, the smartphone will likely run the new OS at launch.