Not more than 6 months back, every second slim high end phone was assumed to be the iPhone killer, but only Samsung Galaxy S came close. The Galaxy S was taken hand to hand and within a couple of months it has grabbed a place in world’s top selling phones, by selling more than 10 million devices.
LG, thrilled with the success of Galaxy S, has repeated this in the CES2011. The company introduced world’s thinnest phone (though Sony Xperia Arc and Samsung 4G pushed it down within a couple of hours) with 4-inch NOVA display that promises to be 700 nits bright (Note that the Galaxy S is only 300 nits bright) and energy efficient.
LG Optimus Black, which was previously codenamed LG-B will initially be running on Android 2.2 and get an update to Android 2.3 later.
Other noteworthy features :
- Wi-Fi direct capabilities, which will enable users to make the fastest data transfer through Wi-Fi
- 1,500mAh battery to get through a day’s use
- The Nova display will consume lesser power than AMOLED display
- Nvidia Tegra 2 processor (might be)
- 2 Megapixel Front Camera
- High definition main camera, capable of recording 1080p full HD video
The reason behind the success of Optimus One was its economical pricing which seems to be difficult in case of Optimus Black considering its high end features. Though LG could definitely get the benefit space created by Optimus one if it sticks with its famous competitive pricing strategy.
The Smartphone will be released in the first half of 2011.