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LG Optimus Black and 2X: Wonder Twin powers, Activate!

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As I have been reporting LG is stepping up their mobile game by putting out some seriously sleek devices. I have never been a fan of copy cats or clones, I believe in originality. So let’s see how these stack up. Are they just cheap iPhone clones? Which carriers are they coming to? And when will they be here?

The LG Optimus Black and Optimus 2X have some similarities these are: Android 2.2, WiFi Direct (for long range distance peer to peer connections), 4 inches, 480x800 resolution, FM Radio, DLNA, and a 1500 mAh battery. They will also probably both have the Optimus 2.0 UI. Since these are both GSM and EDGE network phones it looks like they may be one going to AT&T and the other going to TMobile. These phones are to be compatible with the LG Revolution coming to Verizon.

Optimus Black specs

  • 1GHz OMAP3630 Texas Instrument processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • HDMI output
  • 9.2mm thick
  • Weight: 109g
  • 480 x 800 pixels
  • 4-inch screen
  • 5 MP Rear Facing camera
  • 2 MP Front Facing camera
  • 700 nit NOVA display
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • Internal memory 2GB
  • FM Radio
  • DLNA
  • Release date: April 2011


Optimus 2X specs

  • 2Ghz nVidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 1080p HDMI output
  • 10.9 mm thick
  • Weight: 139 g
  • 480 x 800 pixels
  • 4-inch screen
  • 8 MP Rear Facing camera (1x Optical Zoom)
  • 1.3 MP Front Facing camera
  • Color Transflective TFT display
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Internal memory 8GB
  • FM Radio
  • DLNA
  • Release Date: February 2011

The Nova display is not only brilliant but reduces power consumption by 50% versus a regular LCD display. Compared to the Samsung AMOLED consumes twice as much power as NOVA. Ooh trying to hit Samsung below the belt. LG claims that this is the brightest display in the world with up-to 700 cd/m2 versus Samsung AMOLED’s display with up to 300 cd/m2 and iPhone’s Retina display with up to 500 cd/m2. This is going to be one beautiful display.

I’ll update you when I have more pertinent information.

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