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January 5, 2011

LG Optimus Black unveiled

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by Darren Allan

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the slimmest phone of them all? Not the iPhone 4 any more, apparently.

Now there’s a new size zero smartphone on the block, in the form of the LG Optimus Black, which is 1mm slimmer than the iPhone.

Measuring 9.2mm at its thickest point, the Optimus Black also lays claim to being the world’s brightest smartphone, according to a report on C-net UK. The phone hits brightness levels of 700 nits, which might sound a bit meaningless, but essentially it’s around twice as bright as contemporary smartphones.

The new super-bright Nova display is also energy efficient, with LG claiming up to a 50% reduction in power consumption in comparison to conventional displays.

Other specs include a 4 inch display, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and a 1,500mAh battery which should be good for a whole day’s worth of usage. It’ll come with Android, Froyo to be precise, but with a swift upgrade to Gingerbread promised.

LG is certainly making strides with its Optimus range. While the first phone to feature the label was a Windows Phone 7 handset, the Optimus X2 was announced a couple of weeks ago, and that’s also an Android smartphone. The X2 is set to run an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor which should offer really slick multi-tasking between apps.

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