LG just announced the world’s slimmest Android handset LG Optimus Black – at the ongoing CES 2011. The LG Optimus Black is even thinner than the iPhone 4 and is just 9.2mm thick. The handset features an 4-inch NOVA display, which according to LG, is the brightest, clearest and most readable’ among mobile screens.
LG is also stating that the NOVA display is highly power efficient compared to LCDs and AMOLED screens.
The handset will run on Android 2.2 with Optimus UI 2.0 on top of it. LG has promised to release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the handset sometime later this year. The front of the phone also has a 2MP camera. The Optimus Black will be powered by a 1500 mAh battery. Sadly, LG did not announce the internal hardware specifications of the device. So, it is unknown whether the handset is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor or not.
The LG Optimus Black will hit the stores in first half of 2011. Also, LG did not mention anything about the pricing of the handset.