While reading reviews and horror stories of the Motorola Triumph over the last couple weeks, I’ve also heard rumors of yet another phone coming to one of Sprint’s prepaid networks. The rumors point to Virgin Mobile. Anyway, on to the quotes!
… the Optimus Black should be the CDMA version of the GSM phone with the NOVA display we saw at CES 2011 … The Optimus Black boasts a slimmer package with a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, and that famous NOVA display with its 700 nits of brightness.
– via CNET
Besides U.S. Cellular, it also appears that the Optimus Black is headed to Sprint, Alltel, and Virgin Mobile at some point. As previously mentioned, the Optimus Black for U.S. Cellular carries the model number “US855.” Several other LG versions of the 855 recently appeared in the FCC, although these products are known as the LS855 (Sprint), AS855 (Alltel), and VM855 (Virgin Mobile).
– via PhoneDog
I don’t really know much about the Optimus Black (OB). The screen is physically smaller than the Triumph but with the same resolution. This should mean that the pixel density is higher and closer to matching that retina display quality. The battery is rated at 1500 mAh which is the same as the Optimus V and probably better than the Triumph. The processor details are eluding me right now but I’m sure they’re right in line with what it needs to be for the time it’s released. The kicker of course will the initial price point because as many people have noted, the Triumph is awesome but too expensive for what it offers despite being prepaid. The full specs match well with the Triumph but are offered in a different way.