LG Optimus Black
|Brand||LG Electronics, Inc.|
|Manufacturer||LG Electronics, Inc.|
|Compatible networks||GSM/GPRS/EDGE Quad-band (850, 900, 1,800, and 1,900 MHz)
HSPA Tri-band (900, 1,700, and 2,100 MHz)
HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s
HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, CDMA/EVDO (800, 1900 MHz)
|Related||LG Optimus 2X|
|Dimensions||121 mm (4.8 in) H
63.5 mm (2.50 in) W
9.2 mm (0.36 in) D
|Weight||109 g (3.8 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 2.1 Eclair (formerly)
4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (current)
|CPU||800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 (Texas Instruments OMAP3630)|
|Memory||512 MB RAM|
|Storage||2 GB (1 GB user-available)|
|Removable storage||microSD (supports up to 32 GB)|
Internal Rechargeable Li-ion
|Data inputs||Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
Ambient light sensor
|Display||Nova IPS LCD, 4.0 in (100 mm) diagonal
480×800 px WVGA (~233 ppi), 16M COLORS
|Rear camera||5.0 Mpx 2,592 x 1,944 px max.
HD Video 720p at 30 fps
|Front camera||2.0 Mpx|
|Connectivity||3.5 mm TRRS
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP
FM stereo receiver
micro USB 2.0
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The LG P970 Optimus Black is a smartphone designed and manufactured by LG Electronics and was released in 2011. At 9.2 mm in thickness, it was LG's thinnest smartphone at the time of its release, and is slightly thinner than the iPhone 4. The LG Optimus Black features a WVGA NOVA display which is brighter than competitor displays with brightness officially claimed to be over 700 nits. However, the actual brightness of the screen is measured to be about 749 nits. Furthermore, the NOVA display consumes less energy compared to competitor displays. LG Optimus Black is claimed to be the first smartphone with 2MP front camera.
In the United States, the LG Optimus Black is offered by multiple wireless carriers known by their individual brandings.
- Sprint and Boost Mobile released it as the LG LS855 Marquee.
- NET10/Straight Talk offer it as the LG L85C though it retains the "Optimus Black" name.
- US Cellular offers it as the LG US855 Majestic.
- KT Korea offers it as the LG KU5900.
- Other regional carriers offer it as the LG 855 Ignite.
In Canada, the LG Optimus Black Skype Edition variant is offered by Telus Mobility as a special edition in collaboration with Skype. It was later discontinued by that carrier, and all remaining stock was repackaged for Telus' Koodo Mobile brand instead.
The LG P970 Optimus Black and CDMA variants received an upgrade to Android 2.3.4, resulting in improved battery life, enhanced autofocus, and new apps. As of 4 January 2013, an upgrade to Android 4.0.4 was made available for the P970 through the official LGMobile Support Tool; however, no such upgrade was made available for the CDMA variants of the phone, and attempting to upgrade it using the P970's firmware would render the device inoperable.
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