The phone feels sharp, at only 9.2mm thick, plastic body with a smooth matte back. It feels classier than the slick plastic back on the Samsung Vibrant.
LG Optimus Black is slimmest Android smartphone with a super-bright LCD screen. The Black’s “Nova” display uses the same IPS LCD technology as the Apple iPhone 4, but has a lower resolution of 800×480 on a 4-inch screen. According to LG, the display is the brightest display ever made on a phone delivering 700 nits of brightness, which is HUGE as compared to 500 nits on the iPhone 4 and 300 nits on the Super AMOLED screen on the Samsung Galaxy S. Of course, it doesn’t beat the contrast ratio AMOLED has.
The Optimus Black has world’s First 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and First phone to have Wifi-Direct , the new ad-hoc networking protocol which will allow Wi-Fi-powered devices to find each other easily.
LG is taking DLNA seriously, and has integrated it deep into its’s Custom Android OS. As far as other specs are concerned, it has a 1Ghz TI OMAP 3630 processor, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, 2GB of internal storage, and a 1500 mAh battery.
At the time of launch, Optimus Black will ship with Android 2.2, “Froyo,” and later upgrade to 2.3, “Gingerbread.”