CES 2011: LG announces Optimus Black with NOVA Display Technology

LG Optimus Black

LG Electronics today announced its latest Android smartphone, the LG Optimus Black. With it, it introduced its NOVA display technology promising higher levels of brightness (up to 700 nits) and reduced power consumption (consuming half as much as AMOLED according to the press release).

“We are excited to introduce this stylish new Android smartphone and expect the LG Optimus Black to play a key role in the mobile market,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG Optimus Black reflects our core strengths of advanced technology, in both display and design, offering the world’s brightest screen and the world’s slimmest design in an attractive and smart package.”

LG did not reveal all of the LG Optimus Black’s specifications but here is what we know so far:

  • Operating system: Google Android 2.2 with Optimus UI 2.0
  • Other connectivity: Wi-Fi (including Wi-Fi Direct)
  • Display: 4-inch NOVA touchscreen
  • Camera: Front-facing 2MP
  • Battery: 1500mAh
  • Dimensions: 9.2 millimeters thick tapering down to 6 at its thinnest / 109 grams

LG also confirmed that the LG Optimus Black will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

The LG Optimus Black will be released globally in the first half of 2011.