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LG Optimus Black grabs the world's thinnest and brightest titles, to outshine the rest with 4-inch NOVA display

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LG Optimus Black grabs the world's thinnest and brightest titles, to outshine the rest with 4-inch NOVA display

LG Optimus Black just got a new slogan – the world's thinnest smartphone at just 0.36 inch or 9.2 mm. But this might change in the very near future with the unveiling of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, so stay tuned to our feed for more exciting announcements. LG's own Wayne Park shared that the “brightest display on the market” on the LG Optimus Black will be named as the NOVA display accordingly and will offer optimal readability for web browsing. The LG Optimus 2X was also mentioned during LG's press conference and is set to make a spectacular appearance with its dual-core processor.


The Optimus Black will run Android 2.2 on a 4-inch screen and will offer better “pure white tones that deliver true black and white colors for ideal handset viewing.” LG assures us that better brightness does not come at the cost of worse battery life as the NOVA is 50 per cent more efficient than LCD in “general indoor” settings. Sunlight legibility is also improved on the NOVA screen.


The LG Optimus Black will also feature the world's first 2 megapixel front facing camera. The phone has not only sleek looks, but is also pretty flyweight at just 109 grams or 3.84 ounces. Designwise the new kid on the block has some tricks with a hidden receiver behind the edges on the phone. The Optimus Black comes with a 1500 mAh battery.


On the software end, the handset runs on Android Froyo with a Gingerbread update capability. Froyo is flavored with the Optimus UI 2.0 for direct access to messages, emails and missed calls from the locked screen. Gesture UI allows some more flexibility for gesture commands.


The phone is coming out globally in the first half of 2011.


source: LG Newsroom


LG Optimus Black grabs the world's thinnest and brightest titles, to outshine the rest with 4-inch NOVA display


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posted on 05 Jan 2011, 11:32 1

1. Kakarotto (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Ok, but what is the resolution of this "super" display? Hello?

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 17:04

6. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


better than iphone 4

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 11:48 1

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


looks nice... makes me want to rethink my opinion about LG

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 12:01

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1064; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


The Optimus UI 2.0 looks a lot like the Samsung Touchwiz. Are Samsung and LG the same company, or really close to the same company? If not, I'm sure that there will be some legal action coming between Samsung and LG.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 00:22

8. sudhs107 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


There will not be any legal action unless Samsung has filed copyrights for their UI design, which is very unlikely.

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 12:25 1

4. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Looks like the iphone 3gs

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 14:02

5. remixfa (Posts: 13910; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


looks identical to the vibrant.. like.. very identical. same screen size, setup and all.

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 22:12 1

7. chinakidoliver.iab (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


this phone looks friggin awsome

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 12:33

9. syfer (unregistered)


I have seen them both and here what different from both of them are:
Motorola Atrix 4G
The 5 Mp camera will offer 720p.
Display is 540 x 960 pixels
Internal 16 GB storage
1 GB RAM
Card slot microSD up to 32GB
5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

LG Optimus 2X
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
Internal 8 GB storage
Card slot microSD up to 32GB
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video Yes, 1080p@24fps, 720@30fps

So if you are a gamer looking for the best gaming phone then you have to go with NVIDIA Tegra 2 phones. Know the only two on the market January 10 2011 is the above the Motorola Atrix 4G and LG Optimus 2X. Know the best gaming phone has to go with Motorola Atrix 4G as it’s got a bigger screen and the 16gb storage which is really nice.
If you want the best picture quality and want 1080p play back then go with the LG Optimus 2X it has a better camera and it plays 1080p back as well.
Hope this helps as I think both phones are good but I think the Motorola Atrix 4G should have had a better camera like 12MP the 5MP is so 2 years old know If only it could have a better camera and can play record 1080p like the LG Optimus 2X But that me I do think the LG Optimus 2X two advances of the Motorola Atrix 4G
1. 8 MP
2. Yes, 1080p@24fps
So that’s my felling about these two phones.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 14:24

10. Scarrzz (unregistered)


The LG B isn't about crazy high resolution, though it will be state of the art. It's about brightness... in other words readability outdoors during sunlight hours.

For that reason alone it's a contender worthy of consideration. I was reading some specs & it will supposedly have 800 nits of brightness compared to about 400 for the Retina display.

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