Having been revealed at CES 2011 (in January), the Optimus Black smartphone from LG, is now finally gearing up for release, the first markets to get it being those in Europe. Set to ship later this month, LG's phone comes with the 4-inch NOVA IPS LCD screen featuring a brightness of up to 700 nits.
Beside the high brightness, the NOVA display is claimed to feature optimizations which enable it to consume 50% less power (compared to conventional LCDs) during 'general indoor use'.
The Optimus Black measures 122 x 64 x 9.2 mm, weights 109 grams, and includes a 1GHz TI OMAP3 SoC, 2GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front camera, a gyro-sensor, WiFi (plus the Wi-Fi Direct technology which allows for quick and easy data transfer between mobile devices), and a 1,500 mAh battery.
According to LG, after Europe, the Optimus Black will reach markets in North America and Asia. The all-black version will be the first on sale, but white and pink models are also coming up in June.

Source : tcmagazine.com