LG’s Flagship “Optimus Black” Hits UK Release

The choice is endless when it comes to choosing a new smartphone and it seems like every month there is something else to ponder over. Back in January at the CES event in Las Vegas, we gave you information on a new mobile from LG named the Optimus Black due to arrive either in the first or second quarter of 2011.

Before we refresh you on the impressive specs, we can tell you that this little number will be released within the UK sometime next week. Unfortunately that is the only snippet of information we can give you courtesy of Cnet, and as of late we still do not know what networks will be running with the handset, although T-Mobile and Orange are in the running. If the news over on T3 is anything to go by, then the Optimus Black will be released by the 14th May the very latest.

When we first spoke about the new Black, LG were keen to announce it as their “flagship smartphone” and that it would be the “thinnest smartphone” available. If we take a moment to look at the impressive specs, we can tell you that the Black will come with a 4-inch NOVA display which will reduce power consumption of up to 50% if used on a daily basis. It will also be running on Android’s 2.2 Froyo OS which will be updated to 2.3 Gingerbread, contains a 5MP rear and 2MP front facing camera for video calls, 1GHz processor, battery of 1500mAh and so on.

Tell us if you are tempted by LG’s new Optimus Black? If so which features stand out for you?