LG Optimus Black Official Release News: UK & Europe This Month

We brought you news on the LG Optimus Black when we included it in our pick of some of the best Android smartphones from CES 2011 and more recently gave you a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Optimus Black. Now we have official news from LG for you about the release, and confirmation that it is coming to the UK and the rest of Europe this month.

A few days ago OSM’s Maddy Rowe told how the phone was expected for release in the UK sometime this week and although that’s not yet confirmed the press statement from LG tells us it’s definitely on the way. As a brief recap on the Optimus Black we can tell you it has a 4-inch NOVA display, runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS, (with a 2.3 Gingerbread update coming), features a 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facer. It’s certainly a beautifully stylish ultra-slim device that looks the part and LG is touting it as a ‘flagship’ device.

News of the European release comes to us from Sean Hollister over on Engadget where you can also see the official LG press release. There’s also confirmation that the Optimus Black will in fact be released in Asia and North America although the release dates are not yet specified and LG states that pre-orders are being taken in 50 countries across 56 carriers. It’s worth noting that if you want a color option then on release the Optimus Black will only be available in black, but from June it will also be available in white or pink options.

There’s also a detailed review on the Optimus Black over on PC World, which you may want to check out, where it receives a 4 out of 5 star rating which is pretty impressive. Are you eager to get your hands on the LG Optimus Black? Let us know with your comments.