The second Optimus smartphone which was announced by LG at the CES in Las Vegas, has finally gone on sale on T-Mobile in the UK for as little as £26 per month on a two year contract.
The phone is a cracking deal for those looking for a svelte and classy looking handset. The Optimus black emerges from the ranks because it has a tapered body that goes from 9mm to 6mm and weighs only 109g. That's significantly less than most other smartphones on the market.
The Optimus Black is also the first handset to use LG's proprietary NOVA display which offers what the company calls its clearest and most readable screen yet, thanks to a 700-nit IPS LCD, and saves half the energy on regular settings.
The rest of the specification is pretty similar to the Samsung Galaxy S; you have a TI OMAP 3630 SoC clocked at 1GHz and, which like the Samsung Hummingbird, is based on the Cortex A8. The screen is a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen while the rear camera is a five megapixel one that can record movies in HD.
Like the Galaxy S, there's 512MB RAM, Wi-Fi, AGPS, Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradable to Gingerbread) as well as a microSD card reader.
The T-Mobile tariff includes 300 minutes, 300 texts and a flexible internet booster that offers unlimited web browsing but limited streaming and downloading capabilities.