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LG Optimus Black announced at CES, thinner than an iPhone 4

LG has just announced the Optimus Black which measures a mere 9.2 mm thick – that’s 0.1 mm thinner than an iPhone 4, officially making it the world’s thinnest smartphone.

The latest addition to the Optimus phone range comes with a 4-inch NOVA display, which promises to use 50% less energy than a similar-sized AMOLED when displaying a full white screen.

LG’s Optimus UI 2.0 also comes along for the ride, which will include several gesture-driven commands, allowing you to can receive calls and take pictures without pressing a button.

Sadly it’ll run on Android 2.2/Froyo out of the box, although an upgrade to Android 2.3/Gingerbread is promised in the future. That’s just as well, as the LG Optimus Black comes with a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calls; one of the new features of Android 2.3 is of course support for phones with multiple cameras.

We’ve yet to hear about the megapixel power of the main camera, or any other specifications for that matter; we’ve spoken to LG regarding further specs and are waiting to hear back.

The LG Optimus Black is set for a worldwide release in the first half of this year. Info on price and availability as and when we get it.

Update: we’ve just heard that the main camera of the LG Optimus Black is a 5-megapixel jobbie.

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