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Posted at 1:17 PM ET, 01/ 5/2011

LG announces Optimus Black, 'world's slimmest' smartphone

By Hayley Tsukayama


LG announced the Optimus Black at a news conference Thursday, which it claims is the world's thinnest smartphone. The phone has a 9.22 mm (0.35 inches) profile and tapers down to 6 mm (0.24 inches) at its thinnest point.

In addition to its svelte lines, the phone has a 4-inch NOVA display that the company says is good in sunlight and dim light. It weighs 3.8 ounces and sports a 2 MP front-facing camera for video conferencing. It will use Wi-Fi Direct, which enable Wi-Fi devices to connect without joining a network, and runs on Google's Android 2.2 Froyo, with the option to upgrade to Gingerbread.

According to the press release, the phone will have a global rollout in the first half of 2011.

Image from LG's press release.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 5, 2011; 1:17 PM ET
Categories:  CES 2011, Gadgets  
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Froyo and gingerbread? Sounds like you ordering dessert...

Posted by: ozpunk | January 6, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

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