With the LG Optimus 3D, there’s more to the name than you might think.
Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, this smartphone will not only sport a 4.3-inch, WVGA glasses-free 3D display, but will also feature three other Ds: it will be the world’s first smartphone to feature dual-core, dual-channel, and dual-memory architecture.
As it will be powered by a 1 GHz dual-core, dual-channel processor from TI, LG is promising that this model will offer better performance than other 1 GHz multi-core chips, especially when playing games or watching video.
LG is putting its own 3D user interface on this device which includes five screens: Gallery, Camera, Game&App, YouTube 3D, and 3D Guide.
3D Video, Too
In addition to the smartphone’s 3D viewing capabilities, it will also be able to record videos in 3D, thanks to its dual 5-megapixel, rear-facing cameras. It will support 720p in 3D mode, or 1080p when recording 2D video.
Google and LG are working together on a new YouTube app for devices like this; videos can be uploaded or watched from www.youtube.com/3D
Other Hardware Details
Upon its release, the Optimus 3D will run Google Android OS 2.2 (Froyo), but it will eventually be upgradeable to Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread).
It will be able to connect to 4G HSPA+ cellular networks, and will also have 8 GB of memory, a 1500 mAh battery, and DLNA/HDMI support.
Pricing & Availability
The Optimus 3D will be released first in Europe at the beginning of the second quarter of this year.The European carrier Three has already committed to offering it.
LG has yet to disclose any pricing information about this smartphone, nor anything about a U.S. release.