LG Optimus Black UK release date confirmed for May 14th

Self-proclaimed 'world's thinnest smartphone' inbound

Does the 'World's thinnest smartphone' claim still stand?

The LG Optimus Black has joined the ranks of those frustrating products that get showcased at CES in January, before suffering a huge wait for release. Good news for the patient: the smartphone that wowed the world as being the self-proclaimed world’s thinnest is now just a week from release, with LG suggesting that it will launch in the UK on or before the 14th May.

The handset looks to be well worth the wait; it’s a 4-inch beauty with a NOVA display ramped up to 700 nits of brightness. Not well versed with your nits? 700 basically means it’s as bright as the sun, and just as crisp as the iPhone 4. There’s also a pair of cameras - a 5-Megapixel number on the back and 2-Megapixel on the front – and a 1GHz processor.

All that, plus the bang-up-to-date Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) have been crammed into a body just 9.2mm thick. Sadly, that ‘world’s thinnest’ claim no longer washes – the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc sits at bang-on 9mm thick. Will you be picking up an LG Optimus Black next week? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.