Product Launch by Michael Oryl on Wednesday January 05, 2011.
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Today at the International CES 2011 event in Las Vegas, LG launched its latest Android 2.2 powered smartphone, the LG Optimus Black, which LG is touting as the world's slimmest mobile device at 9.2mm in thickness with an edge that tapers down to 6mm. In addition to being thin, though, the Optimus Black is weighs very little: 109g.
The Black features a new type of 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display that LG calls NOVA. LG says that the NOVA display is much clearer and brighter than traditional displays and is capable of 700 nits of brightness. LG states that the display will offer both brighter whites and deeper blacks, and still consumes 50 percent less power than conventional LCD touchscreens.
The Optimus Black comes equipped with a large 1500mAh battery, and is believed to offer 8GB of built-in storage space for applications and data while offering users the option of adding a microSD memory card for up to an additional 32GB of storage headroom. Dual cameras, including a 2 megapixel forward facing camera, let users capture photos as well as participate in video chats.
LG says that the Optimus Black will be capable of running an Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade in the future and that the phone will rolled out globally during the first half of 2011.