The LG Optimus 3D is another addition to the LG’s 3D approach to the market. At the Mobile World Congress 2011 LG came out with another of their 3D product, this time a 3D phone with a dual core 1 GHz TI OMAP 4 processor. It has many technologies which are ‘first’ in the market. Tri-dual configuration is one of the first things they are introducing besides 3D which means dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory which is expected to offer smoother experience than the other smartphones that are using a 1GHz dual core processors.
Another cool addition are the two 5 megapixel cameras that can record 3D videos and play it directly to any 3DTV. Unlike the other dual core smartphones, the dual channel and dual memory will give a significant boost in the data transfer between memories and give it a unique performance display in multitasking, HD viewing or web browsing. The phone has a big 4.3-inch WVGA display that makes your 3D experience better without any glasses. You can view 1080p 2D videos and 720p 3D videos in this massive but mobile display. To display the 3D contents to your 3DTVs you can use both HDMI and DLNA technology and as another option you can upload directly to the 3D channel of YouTube.
The OS of this phone was announced at the very end of the press release. This phone will initially be released in the market with Android 2.2 Froyo, which will be upgradeable to Gingerbread, but the upgrade schedule is not announced or not even hinted. Rather than this they say that it will be ‘announced in local markets in due course’ which is not very convincing as it should be even released with the Gingerbread OS as when it will be released Gingerbread should be available for different phones.
With the huge specs everywhere, the battery is also very convincing as it’s a 1500mAh one. It’s out of question that the phone will support Flash contents with full Flash 10.1 and SNS integration which is also quite impressive though it’s not a very unique feature in the Android handsets. With the new 3D UI, the LG’s customization of Android is very good as its using the 3D capabilities of the phone perfectly. This phone supports a good number of codecs including H.263, H.264, 3GP, MKV, DivX, WMV-9, ASF, MP4 and AVI. Optimus 3D comes with an onboard memory of 8GB which is obviously upgradeable through a memory card.
The 4.3-inches WVGA 3D display is very sensitive as you will be out of the illusion by the slightest movement while watching. But the display seemed perfect when the phone was connected to a TV and viewed through 3D glasses. Till now there is no word or assumption about the price of this highly featured and powerful device. According to LG this phone is expected to be released in the second quarter of this year. LG will start shipping their phones in Europe at first and the rest of the world will have to wait a little bit more to get the world’s first 3D phone in their local stores.
LG OPTIMUS 3D USHERS IN A NEW ERA FOR SMARTPHONES
Breakthrough smartphone brings together high performance with full 3D experience
Barcelona, Feb. 14, 2011 LG Electronics (LG) today officially unveiled the eagerly-awaited LG Optimus 3D, the high-performance smartphone offering the world’s first full 3D experience, at Mobile World Congress 2011. The LG Optimus 3D introduces a number of innovative “first” technologies, including the world’s first dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory architecture as well as the first 3D platform allowing for recording, viewing and sharing of 3D content.
Superb Performance with Unique “Tri-Dual” Configuration
The LG Optimus 3D is a showcase of superior speed and power made possible with LG’s unique “tri-dual” configuration — dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory. This configuration enables users to enjoy significantly improved performance and run-time compared to smartphones offering 1GHz dual-core processors.
Unlike other single-channel, single-memory dual-core smartphones, the LG Optimus 3D offers significant performance benefits as a result of the simultaneous — and thus faster — transfer of data between the dual-core and dual-memory. Users can browse web pages, multitask between programs, play games at a higher frame rate and enjoy movies more smoothly and longer than ever before.
“Backed by a combination of superb performance and full 3D, we’re excited about the prospects of the LG Optimus 3D taking the smartphone experience to a much higher level,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “We’ve incorporated every feature for the power user and we think they’ll be pleased with what they see.”
World’s First Full 3D Experience: 3D Recording-Viewing-Sharing
The LG Optimus 3D’s dual 5MP lens camera allows users to capture and record their best moments as images and videos in 3D anytime, anywhere. The LG Optimus 3D’s 4.3-inch WVGA display faithfully recreates the 3D experience without the use of glasses. The display provides bright and flicker-free images allowing users to view 2D (up to 1080p) and 3D (up to 720p) multimedia content. And users can navigate through the device’s 3D interface with the click of LG’s unique 3D Hot Key which presents five 3D-dedicated UIs, including Gallery, Camera, Game&Apps, YouTube 3D and 3D Guide.
Captured 3D content is easily shared via an HDMI 1.4 connection to 3D TVs and monitors and also is compatible with DLNA Certified(TM) 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 LG Optimus 3D will be rolled-out globally starting with Europe early in the second quarter. 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 local markets in due course.
1GHz Dual-Core Dual-Channel processor (Texas Instruments OMAP4) 4.3-inch 3D WVGA screen 8GB memory and 4Gb LP DDR2 1,500 mAh battery 5MP dual-lens camera 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.