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LG launches flagship Optimus mobile

Consumer electronics company Lucky Goldstar has announced the new slim LG Optimus Black Android handset, at CES in Las Vegas.

LG's Optimus Black arrives with a slim 9.2mm chassis, a tad thinner than the 9.3mm of the iPhone 4 - only with a much larger 4-inch screen, which is based around the bright Nova display technology that delivers a crisp and clear image.

The screen is LG's own tech, which boasts 700 nits of brightest - where a nit is a unit of luminance equal to 1 candela per square meter, making this one of the brightness screens seen on a mobile phone and even in strong sunlight.

LG's Optimus Black's screen also uses twice as less power as AMOLED screens and half as much as the traditional LCD screens, which in turn aids the longevity of the battery life of the handset.

The LG Optimus Black will arrive running Android ‘Froyo' 2.2, although the phone is capable of supporting Android ‘Gingerbread' 2.3. The Optimus UI version 2.0 will feature on the handset, with abilities to easily access messages, emails and missed calls from the lock screen.

Optimus Black is said to be the first phone to be WIFI Direct enabled, which allows for similar devices to share the likes of video and images at WIFI speeds without using a wireless router.

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