By May 8, 2011

LG Optimus Black unboxing video

OptimusBlack-Main Yesterday a large box arrived here in the office, wasn’t sure what it was as all I was expecting was the LG Optimus Black. Turns out that the huge box did indeed contain the Optimus Black (P970) and that it was in a really cool presentation pack. It’s been a while since we saw anything quite like it.

The Optimus Black was announced back in January and is expected to go on sale sometime in May here in the UK.

There are two main draws for the Optimus Black. First of all LG are claiming the prize for the worlds thinnest smartphone. At just 9.2mm there’s no denying that it’s slim but as for being the thinnest there’s a bit of contention between LG and Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S2 may indeed be thinner across parts of the body but the Optimus Black is a consistent 9.2mm across the whole handset.

Secondly LG have fitted a NOVA LCD display in the Black. In essence this is a super-bright and energy efficient display technology offering 700 nits of brightness across the 4″ 480 x 800 display whilst consuming as much as 50% less power than competitors screens.

Check out the video and the full specification below to see it in action. Note that this is a PR model straight from LG and not the retail unit. My demo handset has a faulty loudspeaker that pops and crackles periodically, don’t take too much notice. We’ll have a review for you soon.

 

LG Optimus Black unboxing and demo video

 

LG Optimus Black (P970) specification:

  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
  • Dimensions: 122 x 64 x 9.2 mm
  • Weight: 109 g
  • Display: NOVA LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
  • Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
  • Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • 3.5mm jack
  • Memory: 2 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
  • microSD: up to 32GB
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth: v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • USB: microUSB v2.0
  • Camera Primary: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Secondary: 2 MP
  • Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3
  • CPU: TI OMAP 3630 1 GHz processor
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Colors: Black, Pink, Silver, White, Brown
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh

 

Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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More than 20 years in the IT industry. Blogging with a passion and thirst for new technology since 2005.
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