updated 07:10 pm EDT, Thu May 5, 2011
"World's thinnest phone" poised to ship
LG's Optimus Black should arrive in the UK before May 14 based on an official update given to Pocket-lint. The one-time thinnest smartphone should be available in the country for about £400 ($660 USD) with no contract. British version
The Optimus Black was first displayed at CES in January as a less costly alternative to the Optimus 2X. The display its its centerpiece and, along with its four-inch size, it leverages LG's Nova technology to produce a bright 700 nits image. Embedded in the phone are 2GB of on-board memory, 512MB of RAM, and a single-core 1GHz processor. A two-megapixel camera faces front, and a five-megapixel camera faces back.
Initially, it will be shipped with Android 2.2, but it can be upgraded to 2.3 at an as yet unspecified time. An official US launch hasn't been identified so far.