Aside from the Optimus 2X which was launched by LG yesterday, they also showed us the LG Optimus Black. This 4-inch, 1GHz Android smartphone will have a retail price only Php19,990.
The Optimus Black is among the thinnest we’ve seen lately (SE Xperia Arc comes in at 8.7mm and the Galaxy S2 is 8.5mm) at only 9.2mm — that’s still 0.1mm thinner than the iPhone4.
The Optimus Black will definitely go head to head with the likes of the Desire S, Galaxy SL and Xperia Arc.
LG Optimus Black P970
TI OMAP 3630 1.0GHz processor
4-inch Nova display @ 480Ã—800 pixels
2 GB storage
512 MB RAM
up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
GPS w/ aGPS support
Stereo FM radio with RDS
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
720p video recording
2MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
Optimus UI 2.0
Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradable to 2.3)
The Optimus Black is also the first smartphone I’ve tried that runs on a Texas Instrument processor (though only single-core compared to the dual core on the Optimus 2X). It’s Android 2.2 out of the box but LG says it will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 once the updates are out.
See video demo below:
The Optimus UI really reminded me of the TouchWiz UI from Samsung. The display screen is really bright and the colors are crisp and vivid (an indicator that their Nova display really shows what it claims to be).
The LG Optimus Black will be available in all LG Concept Stores starting next week with a suggested retail price of Php19,990.