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The Strange Saga of the LG B

Dec 18 2010, 6:24am CST | by , in Rumors | CES

The Strange Saga of the LG B
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It and dual-core LG 2X will be at CES 2011

Two fancy new LG smartphones have been causing a ruckus across the tech blogs. The LG B was leaked first by Phandroid and then confirmed via Twitter. It will be the world's thinnest smartphone, beating even the iPhone 4. It also has a 700 nit brightness, which puts it 230% ahead of Samsung's Super AMOLED.

But all isn't perfect with the LG B. The initial leaked images were photoshopped. The screen on the B was identical to the Galaxy S adjacent, and it had been artificially enhanced to appear even brighter. Whether this is evidence of a forged rumor or just something done on LG's end (perhaps as a mock-up?) is unknown.

LG will show off the B right before CES at a media event and then later on throughout the show. The battery life is likely terrible, super bright + a tiny battery only equals out one way. At the very least, this thing should sell to hipsters in tight jeans.

The LG Optimus 2X is also coming to CES. It will launch immediately thereafter as the first dual-core smartphone in the world. It is believed to be launching for T-Mobile, on their regular 3G bands. Hopefully we'll at least see HSPA+. Anything less in a phone this mighty seems like such a waste.

We're expecting a 4" screen and have seen video evidence of 1080p output. Looking at that pint-sized dynamo and thinking back on my G1, I can only marvel at how much cooler phones have gotten.

There are still a few big questions about the 2X, battery life foremost among them. And how much RAM can we expect? Will microSD support be as lacking in this phone as it is in the Nexus S? With CES looming up just after the holidays, we don't have long to wait for the answers.

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