LG Optimus Black to be Carried by Sprint and Virgin in the US

July 4, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sprint and Virgin are going to have a new device riding their network. The LG Optimus Black is all set to come stateside on the two carriers. We hear the handset has gained the seal of FCC and might possibly be available on Alltel too.

The Optimus Black is powered by a 1GHz TI IMAP 3630 processor and runs an Android 2.2, which LG said, would be updating to 2.3, soon after its release.

The handset that was once known under the codename “B” features a clean, elegant and exceedingly thin exterior, which is garnished with a 4-inch IPS display, with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and is capable of generating 700 nits of brightness. The device is also incredibly thin at 9.2 mm and just 6.0 mm at one point.

It’s got a 5 megapixel shooter with added features like a dual LED flash, autofocus and Geo-tagging and can record HD video in 720p at 30 frames per second. A 2MP front camera is also present for video chatting. The features also include a Wi-Fi Direct for peer-to-peer file transfers.

Another cool feature of the Optimus Black is its Gesture UI key. It lets you zoom into photos, pan around a photo (press and tilt), launch the camera app (press and shake the phone), scroll through home screens and more. You can even tap on the phone to move to the next photo.

LG has acted smart and have minimalised the addition of widgets, which makes the UI conducive to your needs.  We have no details on the pricing as yet, and as the device is expected to go into the markets soon, the cost details should be out soon.

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