LG have suggested that it will launch its highly-anticipated Optimus Black smartphone in the UK on or before the 14 May.
The device was originally unveiled at CES in January and was touted as the world’s thinnest smartphone. However, since its showcasing at the Las Vegas tech event, the Optimus Black went to ground with consumers and industry insiders alike left wondering as to when it would eventually get a full release.
The Korean manufacturer has now put paid to mounting release date speculation, telling Pocket-lint the device “should be in stores by the end of next week”. Details of which network operators would be stocking the phone were not forthcoming.
Despite the long wait, interest in the handset doesn’t seem to have waned, possibly as a result of the impressive specs it features including a 4-inch NOVA display capable of 700 nits of brightness, 5-Megapixel camera and 2-Megapixel front-facing lens and a 1GHz processor.
The Android 2.3-powered smartphone also boasts a slimline 9.2mm thick fram, although its ’world’s thinnest’ crown has subsequently been claimed by the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.