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LG Optimus Black: the world's slimmest phone

By Emil ยท 11 replies
Jan 5, 2011
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  1. LG Electronics has unveiled the LG Optimus Black, the world's slimmest phone at 9.2mm and with the thinnest smartphone profile of 6.0mm. The LG Optimus Black will be rolled out globally in the first half of 2011. The phone will initially be released with Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread).

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    wow that screen is very impressive
  3. trparky

    trparky TS Addict Posts: 242   +112

    I gotta say, I'm impressed with how the Android phones are progressing. I have a year and a half on my AT&T iPhone 4 contract, with the way that Android phones are getting better all the time I may very well be looking at an Android phone on Verizon with LTE.
  4. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Looks really well and tidy.
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Wow, there's already a technology superior to AMOLED? I got to admit, this device looks very impressive.

    Any word about the carrier(s)?
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I'm actually dissapointed. Everyone knows that LG is more than capable of a 1280x720 screen, but they continue to use 800x480. Give me a break. I do admit the screen sounds impressive but with LG making the 960x640 panels in the Iphone 4 it only makes sense to match or top that as well.
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    This press release is pretty scant on other specifications such as processor type/speed, on board memory, etc. As for carriers in the US it'll likely include Sprint and Verizon, so if you have either you're probably fine.

    I've been holding off on getting a new phone (I've had my current old fashion flip screen phone for two years) but this thing looks very nice (and small, which is a plus). I just hope being the slimmest does not mean the easiest to snap in half. =p
  8. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Wait, but I didn't read the resolution was going to be 800 x 480. How do you know it's also the same for this device?
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676,2817,2375146,00.asp

    According to them the black sports 800x480.
  10. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    @Princeton: your disappointment is the same as my disappointment that Laptop makers continually cling to 1280/1366 x 720x768 resolutions for 15.4" and lower. PLEASE... displays are more capable than that.
  11. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,350   +292

    Aww, now Apple is going to have to pull their ads claiming to be the "world's thinnest smartphone". Oh well, they had a good run :)
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I forgot to mention that as well in my comment :p. I was kinda hoping someone would take away the highest res and thin titles though.

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