LG Launches 3D Smartphone

  • Tri-dual configuration
  • Initially available via Optus
  • No need for glasses

LG’s Optimus 3D smartphones is said to be a high-performance handset offering the world’s first 3D experience on a smartphone.

The LG Optimus 3D introduces a number of technologies, including the world’s first dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory architecture as well as the first complete 3D platform enabling recording, viewing and sharing of 3D content, says the manufacturer.

This unit’s “tri-dual” configuration – dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory is said to enable improved performance and run-time compared to other smartphones offering a current 1GHz dual-core processor.

The LG Optimus 3D offers simultaneous and fast transfer of data between the dual-core and dual-memory. Users can multi-task between programs, play games at a high frame rate and enjoy an immersive movie experience.

The LG Optimus 3D has dual 5MP cameras allowing users to capture and record their best moments as images and videos in 3D. The LG Optimus 3D’s 4.3-inch WVGA display recreates the 3D experience without the use of glasses. The display provides images that allow users to view either 2D (up to 1080p) and 3D (up to 720p) multimedia content.

Users can navigate through the device’s 3D interface with the five 3D-dedicated content categories, including gallery, camera, games and apps, YouTube 3D and 3D guide. With the click of the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone, 3D images and content can be easily switched to 2D for the preferred viewing format.

Captured 3D content is easily shared via an HDMI 1.4 connection to 3D TVs and monitors and also is compatible with DLNA certified products. What’s more, users can easily upload and stream 3D content and share each other’s creations on YouTube’s dedicated 3D channel (youtube.com/3D).

The phone will initially be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The upgrade schedule will be announced in due course.

This unit will be available in Australia first through Optus and their selected retail channel partners from early July and will be positioned at $0 up front on the Optus $59 Cap Plan from launch.

Key specifications:

  • 1GHz Dual-Core Dual-Channel processor (Texas Instruments OMAP4)
  • 4.3-inch 3D WVGA screen
  • 8GB memory , 512MB LP DDR2 RAM
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 2 x 5MP rear mounted cameras
  • 2D: 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 recording and playback
  • 3D: 720p H.264 SEI recording and playback
  • HSPA+, DLNA/HDMI 1.4
  • H.264, H.263, DivX, MKV, WMV-9, ASF, AVI, 3GP, MP4