LG is obviously taking 2011 very seriously. Not content with announcing the first ever dual core smartphone this week, the Optimus 2X, the South Korean firm has also confirmed the existence of the super slim and super bright LG B, which it will be showing off at CES in Vegas this January.
Details and pictures of the Android-running smartphone from LG, codenamed B, emerged on Phandroid which purported to show the B up against the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S. The pictures show the B seeming to have a much brighter screen than either of its competitors despite the iPhone and Galaxy S having the best screens currently available on any smartphone.
In another picture we see the B compared to the iPhone 4 in terms of width and again the B seems to win the battle against what Apple claims is the thinnest smartphone on the market at the moment. With all the excitement caused by the pictures, LG decided to come out of the long grass and tweeted to confirm the phone's existence and told us that we would be getting a look at the B at CES in Vegas this January. LG said: “seein is believin! The super slim & super bright “LG B” Android Phone. Come to #CES #CES11 and see with your own eyes!”
A spec sheet also sent to Phandroid about the phone seems to show it compared to two other phone which could be the iPhone 4 and the Galaxy S (see below). If these specs are true we can see that in the brightness column the B has a 40 percent advantage over the iPhone and over double the brightness of the Galaxy S.
As always these specs are questionable but LG's confirmation of the existence of the phone and that they will have it ready for CES next month would seem to give some credence to these rumours. With LG stepping up its game significantly in terms of Android devices, will we see other manufacturers do the same in the coming weeks?