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LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview

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Our LG New Chocolate BL40 Review is now published - click here to read it.

LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA, but without 3G.

LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
Introduction and Design:

The first Chocolate became a fashion icon and byword for stylish, elegant and exquisite device almost immediately after its official release. It inaugurated the manufacturer´s Black Label lineup that has recently got two new members. The first is the LG New Chocolate BL20 that will probably be the direct successor to the first Chocolate. The second is the offbeat LG New Chocolate BL40 – the celebrity we are introducing to you today. What´s unique about the phone is its 4-inch touch sensitive display with multitouch, 21:9 wide-screen ratio and 16 million color support. Moreover, the handset boasts a host of nice features like Wi-Fi, 3G, full HTML browser and 5-megapixel camera, although the device is not a smartphone really, because it runs the S-Class 3D interface of the manufacturer. Now, enough with our beating about the bush, let´s get to brass tacks.

Alongside of most other phones, the BL40 comes in a different form factor. The phone is long and narrow, partly due to its non-standard aspect ratio of the display. Being a member of the Black Label series, it sports an incredibly stylish overall look. Black seems to have taken over almost entirely, but the red upper and lower parts of the body lend some color to the austere, graceful design. Perhaps the New Chocolate BL40 will prove to be the next PRADA, despite the fact it´s not branded by the fashion label. This preview is based on a prototype, but still, we simply must tell you about the amazingly beautiful image quality its 4-inch TFT display with native resolution of 358x800 pixels and 16 million colors deliver. Colors are really saturated and the only displays we have seen that provide such a superb image quality are AMOLED ones. Way to go, LG!

The LG New Chocolate BL40 sports an incredibly stylish overall look - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
The LG New Chocolate BL40 sports an incredibly stylish overall look - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
The LG New Chocolate BL40 sports an incredibly stylish overall look - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
The LG New Chocolate BL40 sports an incredibly stylish overall look - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview

The LG New Chocolate BL40 sports an incredibly stylish overall look


LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview

You can compare the LG New Chocolate BL40 with many other phones using our Size Vizualization Tool.

There is no single button on the front side of the device, not even touch sensitive keys, but just the awesome screen, earpiece, video call camera and proximity sensor above it. On either side you have microUSB port, button to fast start the audio player, 3.5mm jack, screen lock button, volume rocker and camera shutter.

No single button is on the frontof the device - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
Right hand side - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview

No single button is on the front
of the device

Right hand side

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Left hand side - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview

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Left hand side



The 5-megapixel camera equipped with Schneider-KREUZNACH optics, flash and additional microphone taking care of the audio tracks to your videos is on the back, while as expected, the SIM and microSD card slots are under the hood.


The back side of the LG New Chocolate BL40 - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
The back side of the LG New Chocolate BL40 - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview
The back side of the LG New Chocolate BL40 - LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview

The back side of the LG New Chocolate BL40




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Wifey_Ma (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Aug 2009)


It seems like a cool phone but I dont like how it looks, idk!

posted on 11 Sep 2009, 15:26

2. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


It seems like it would be really hard to use with one hand

posted on 11 Sep 2009, 23:04

3. shgam2 (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Sep 2009)


looks hella laggy not getting it if the phones this laggy

posted on 11 Sep 2009, 23:58

4. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


thats gonna be one awesome, cool, stylish, and expensive tv remote, !!! uh i mean phone........

posted on 13 Sep 2009, 08:25

5. Kain125 (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Sep 2009)


This thing looks like itll snap in two very easily.......

posted on 13 Sep 2009, 20:12

6. MrGQ (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Aug 2009)


Who's gonna buy this? It looks like a damn house phone...they need to call it the chocolate banana

posted on 26 Sep 2009, 14:38

8. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


lol hahah true

posted on 19 Sep 2009, 12:58

7. redstu36 (Posts: 37; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)


It is pathetic how every freaking phone that comes out has to look like something out of Star Trek. I guess imagination is no longer a prerequisite to creativity.

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 16:59

9. kronos1 (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Feb 2009)


love the design "long body" think this will be nice substitute for LG Arena...looking forward to test it

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Display4.0 inches, 345 x 800 pixels (218 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size5.04 x 2.01 x 0.43 inches
(128 x 51 x 10.9 mm)
4.55 oz  (129 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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