Spotted yesterday in some marketing materials at CES, the Optimus Black has now ben confirmed by the Korean manufacturer. The handset affirms LG’s commitment to developing high-end smartphones that push the boundaries of current technology. While the Optimus 2X includes a dual-core processor, the Optimus Black features a new NOVA display that provides 700 nits of brightness. This ultra-bright display lets you use your handset both inside and outside in strong sunlight. The NOVA display is also energy-efficient, consuming 50% less power than a comparable AMOLED display on a full white screen.
Previously spotted next to the iPhone 4 as the LG B, the Optimus Black is a super-slim, super-light handset that weighs a meager 109 g and is a mere 9.2 mm thin. It tapers down to a razor-sharp 6.0 mm at its thinnest point. The Optimus Black will include a new LG-specific connectivity option called Wi-Fi Direct. This option will let multiple handsets connect directly via WiFi to share content and application data. No router or intermediary hotspot is needed. In the future, handset content can also be shared with printers and desktop PCs. The Optimus Black also features an impressive 2-megapixel front-facing camera and will launch with Android 2.2 Froyo. Prospective owners of the handset will not be left behind as LG promises the handset will be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This sweet-looking handset from LG will be available globally in the first half of 2011.