CES 2011: Show Floor Coverage (Part 6)

LG Booth: Mobile Phones

LG's Star Mobile Phones

LG has launched a whole slew of new phones this convention, but we'll be focusing on the key champion phones that will likely be the most wanted:- Optimus Black, Optimus 2X and the Revolution. All  three of them generally have the same look and feel, so it could be a bit tricky to identify them at a glance. Let's take a closer look:-

Here's the elusive sounding LG Optimus Black Android smartphone, Specs include a 4-inch high brightness LCD, 5MP camera with flash, portable WiFi hotspot, BT connectivity, Google Maps navigation and Dolby Mobile audio technology. Last but not least, the Black has a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

One of the highlight features of these new phones is the Nova display technology which LG claims is two time more power friendly than even AMOLED displays. Shown here is the Optimus Black's NOVA display versus a Samsung Galaxy S and the iPhone 4 display (so much for the code work). This photo may not be the best representation, but when viewing them in real life, the NOVA display  is truly more vibrant - although you may not be using the phone at such high brightness in normal circumstances.

Here's the rear of the Optimus Black and it's the only phone in their new lineup that's purely black. You can use this as a quick indicator in case you mix up which phone is which.

Here's the much talked about Optimus 2X smartphone or what NVIDIA calls, a super phone. Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 (dual-core 1GHz processor), this is currently the most capable smartphone around. 4-inch LCD screen (NOVA display), 8MP camera with flash, 1080p video recording and playback, HDMI mirroring and gaming like never before on a mobile device.

This photo exemplifies the Optimus 2X's best capabilities and truly shows off its super phone status. Not only can it play games well, but in this demo, it's also showing off its HDMI mirroring capabilities without any lag. Furthermore, the game utilizes the phone's accelerometer for control and thus the entire phone becomes a controller while you enjoy the game on the big screen. Looks like LG has a possible winner on its hands and we can't wait to do a full review.

The Optimus 2X is identical in size and form factor to the Optimus Black. However at the rear, the Optimus 2X has a thin metal strip running at the rear.

The Revolution was the last phone to be revealed by LG at the show and it's basically a full-on multimedia oriented smart phone with a much larger 4.3-inch display, 4G connectivity for HD streaming and recording, DLNA support, video calling via Skype and has Dolby Mobile technology.

Here's a hand-shot of the Revolution.

And the rear of the Revolution is distinguished by a mostly metal backing.