LG’s hero handset for 2011, the Optimus Black, was meant to hit store shelves in May, but although it missed that window, the good news is that it’s landing across all three carriers, starting this month.
The 9.2mm thick Android handset will launch running Froyo, although LG have promised a Gingerbread update in the near future. But the key feature is the NOVA display, which offer 700 nit brightness when in direct sunlight, beating glare back like a pro.
Pricing varies depending on carrier, with the handset to be available on anything from a $29 cap plan to a $59 cap plan, which seems like a bargain for a relatively high specced handset. While both Optus and Voda customers will have the phone this month, Telstra customers will be waiting until early July.
Compared to the Galaxy S II, I’d probably opt for the Samsung offering, but then again I’m known for having expensive taste. What about you guys – does this rate higher or lower than the other Android smartphones on the market?