LG Optimus Black Will Be a Slim Smartphone with a NOVA Display

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LG revealed the Optimus Black at the Consumer Electronics Show today, and among this Android OS smartphone’s features will be a 4-inch NOVA display, available for the first time on a mobile device and providing users with 700 nits of brightness.

LG Optimus BlackBesides a crisp display that has high visibility both indoors and outdoors, the NOVA screen also reduces power consumption by 50% compared to a conventional LCD screen, extending the battery life of the Optimus Black.

LG’s smartphone — which will run Google Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) with the option to upgrade to version 2.3 (Gingerbread) — will only be 9.2 mm thick. 

It will also come equipped with a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, allowing users to utilize higher quality video telephony functions if they are running Android OS 2.3.

The Optimus Black is going to come loaded with a litany of software, including the Optimus UI 2.0, the Gesture UI (to lift, shake, or tap to make calls or utilize other functions), and Wi-Fi Direct for data transfer between mobile devices.

Further specifics on the LG Optimus Black, including the type of processor it houses as well as memory capacity, are currently unknown, as this was a preliminary announcement from LG. The Optimus Black will be made globally available in the first half of 2011, and further details on it will be available as it gets closer to release.

 

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