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

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 WaynePark shared that the “brightest display on the market” on the LGOptimus Black will be named as the NOVA display accordingly and willoffer 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-inchscreen and will offer better “pure white tones that deliver trueblack and white colors for ideal handset viewing.” LG assures usthat better brightness does not come at the cost of worse batterylife as the NOVA is 50 per cent more efficient than LCD in “generalindoor” settings. Sunlight legibility is also improved on the NOVAscreen.

The LG Optimus Black will also featurethe world's first 2 megapixel front facing camera. The phone has notonly sleek looks, but is also pretty flyweight at just 109 grams or3.84 ounces. Designwise the new kid on the block has some tricks witha hidden receiver behind the edges on the phone. The Optimus Blackcomes with a 1500 mAh battery.

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

The phone is coming out globally in thefirst half of 2011.

source: LG Newsroom

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Optimus Black
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

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

6. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

better than iphone 4

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

8. sudhs107

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

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

4. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Looks like the iphone 3gs

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

7. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

this phone looks friggin awsome

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.

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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