LG Optimus Black with Android (upgradeable to Gingerbread) announced

LG has officially unveiled a new Android smartphone at CES 2011 – the LG Optimus Black (seen earlier today), which promises to offer a “one-of-a-kind user experience unlike anything before.”

The Optimus Black measures only 9.2mm, so it’s the world’s thinnest smartphone at the moment, dethroning Apple’s iPhone 4 (which is 9.3mm thin – yeah, I know, the difference will be hardly noticeable).

Another selling point of the new Optimus is its 4 inch Nova display. According to LG, this new screen “is designed to be the brightest, clearest and most readable among mobile screens with 700 nits of brightness for optimal visibility.” Moreover, the Nova display consumes less power than both LCD and AMOLED displays.

Other features: Optimus UI 2.0, Wi-Fi Direct “for quick and high-quality data transfer between mobile devices”, 2MP front-facing camera, and a 1,500 mAh battery.

“We are excited to introduce this stylish new Android smartphone and expect the LG Optimus Black to play a key role in the mobile market. LG Optimus Black reflects our core strengths of advanced technology, in both display and design, offering the world’s brightest screen and the world’s slimmest design in an attractive and smart package,” declared Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

The LG Optimus Black will be launched globally starting the first half of this year. No word yet on pricing. The smartphone currently runs Android 2.2, but LG says an upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread will be rolled-out soon.

Now let’s wait for LG and Verizon to announce the Revolution 4G, shall we?

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brad-Smith/100000362278516 Brad Smith

    I know “No word yet on pricing” but any guess?