Dec 17 AT 7:29 PM Taylor Wimberly 22 Comments

LG “B” images faked, but super slim and super bright phone is coming to CES

Let me get this out of the way first. I’m not saying Rob Jackson of Phandroid faked the images of the LG “B” phone he posted this week, but the folks from LG that sent him the pics did.

LG is working on a new Android phone that has an IPS LCD display similar to the iPhone 4. This new phone will not be announced till next month at CES, but LG wanted to create some online buzz so they leaked some images to Phandroid. As BriefMobile points out, the images are a poor Photoshop job, but it wouldn’t be the first time that a company edited images of a new product before leaking them to the press.

Some of you might have picked up on this, but most of the leaks you read on tech blogs are controlled by the companies trying to create buzz for their new products. LG is excited to bring an IPS LCD display to Android, so they snapped some pics of their new phone to show it off. I guess they didn’t achieve the level of brightness on their IPS display that they wanted, so someone edited the pics to make them look better.

The pics don’t really matter though because the important thing with this leak is the display technology.

B = LG B, S = Galaxy S, R = iPhone 4

LG claims their new IPS LCD offers 700 nits of brightness, a 230 percent improvement over the best Android display, Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology. The iPhone 4 IPS display was actually manufactured by LG, so this new technology is an improvement over the original.

No details are provided on the resolution, but the IPS display on the iPhone 4 runs at 960×640. I’ll spare you all the other marketing speak, but check out Apple’s site for more info on their retina display.

The LG "B" is said to be thinner than the iPhone 4 (9.4mm).

The leaked pictures also compared the LG B to the iPhone 4 to demonstrate how slim it is. We don’t have the exact measurements but the LG B looks thinner than the iPhone 4, which measures in at only 9.4 mm.

Thankfully, we won’t have to wait much longer to get the full scoop on this new phone and IPS display. LG has a big media party scheduled on the night of January 5th and they have been tweeting that “seein is believin” when it comes to the super bright and super slim “LG B”.

We also know LG will be showing off the Optimus 2X next month, so I’m excited to see how these two devices compare. For all we know, the “LB B” might actually be the Optimus 2X with a new display for the U.S. market. Check back in a couple of weeks for the full details.

This tweet was deleted, but LG has said multiple times the phone will be shown at CES next month.

Via: Engadget

Source: Phandroid

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  • http://Website Firethorn

    I don’t know about you, but my GalaxyS’s screen is almost painfully bright – especially in dark environments of course, but plenty bright during the day. So what is the advantage of having an even brighter display, really?
    At some point, more isn’t necessarily better.

    • http://Website Ryan Kim

      just turn down the brightness

      • http://Website lolp

        Did you even read the question? Turning down the brightness isn’t an advantage.

  • http://Website Usman

    I was wondering why the LG was running Touchwiz… at least based on that notification bar.

    • http://Website adryan

      GOOD EYE. I didnt notice that. Also its a really dark picture so it could very well be another samsung phone with the brightness turned with the other phones brightness down but i guess you need a dark room to really tell difference.

  • http://Website Roger

    SPRINT SPRINT SPRINT SPRINT PLEASE. tired of everything going to tmobile

    • Taylor Wimberly

      A few months ago, T-Mobile customers were complaining about Verizon getting all the phones. Next month it will be Verizon customers complaining that AT&T is getting all the new phones. Don’t worry, Sprint has some really big Android phones coming early next year.

      • http://Website Spencer

        I’m sorry, but I find it very hard to believe that anyone will ever be jealous of the android phones on AT&T

    • http://Website Goethe’s fellow

      Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

  • http://Website Trong

    “Wouldn’t be the first time…”

    Didn’t the back of the Nexus S turn out to be exactly like the leaked photos (Google without trademark)?

  • http://Website Andrew

    I said it a couple of time though look at the video of the 2x.. it’s so much brighter then the iphone 4 and nexus s… i bet their using it already.

  • http://Website Ben Johnson, GA

    Of course its a fake! LG doesnt have the advanced technology to beat the amazing retina display.
    cheers, Ben

    sent from my iPhone 4

    • http://Website ncb1397

      LG makes the retina display…so, obviously with time(has been 6 months now) they can probably make something better.

    • http://Website lolp

      If this whole comment was sarcasm it’s funny. If not, it’s really funny.

  • Galen20K

    Look forward to seeing this on T-Mobile.

  • http://Website Roger

    Why in the world are there so many iphone users on this beautiful website???

  • http://Website Roger

    @Taylor Could you share any information about what Sprint will have to offer, or at least a time line for the releases. I held off on buying an HTC Evo thinking Dual-core phones were just around the corner. Are they?

    • Tony

      Honestly Roger.. Just go buy a phone that you like and gets the job done and done well for right now and be happy with it.. No matter what you buy 3-6 months later something amazing is going to come out. With Sprint, you get an upgrade annually, I think all carriers do now, I know VZW users do too, as I am a VZW subscriber. Then you can get your Dual-Core phone next year, right as they’re talking serious about quad-core tablets and phones. Look at all the people still holdin onto their Nexus One’s.. because its a solid device that is still on top of its game well after its release, and I’ll be damned if I can get ahold of a decent one as a backup SIM phone for less than $300.

      So if you really REALLY want a new phone, and you’re eyeballin the EVO.. go and get it, you won’t regret it. Especially if you’re coming from a Hero or something along those lines.

    • http://Website Trong

      Don’t forget that with Sprint, if you pay over a certain amount each month, you can actually upgrade each year! Then you won’t have to worry about being stuck with a phone for too long; just head to your preferred Sprint dealer and ask them about your account.

  • Tony

    Dear Ben,

    LG made the screen in your precious iShit4.


  • http://Website Drew

    So what exactly is fake here? Just the one showing the screens? I thought it was odd that the Galaxy S and the LG B had the same exact notification bar. But why would LG do such a bad photoshop job? I’m really confused, can someone clear this up for me?

  • http://Website Roger

    It’s kind of funny because I actually am upgrading from a hero. I would hate to upgrade to an Evo, and in Q1 they come out with a powerhouse. I want a large screen, but it would have to be a high quality one like super AMOLED. The Epic 4G has crapwiz and the keyboard which are two big downers for me. Plus NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 sounds amazing.