LG Launches Second Generation Optimus 3D Smartphone In Europe

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LG’s latest achievement in the glasses free 3D space, Optimus 3D Max, will kick off its global roll out starting in Europe. As first seen at Mobile World Congress 2012, the second-generation 3D smartphone boasts an enhanced chipset and more enticing 3D entertainment features in a slimmer and lighter body.

The Optimus 3D Max includes a new 3D Converter which allows for a greater variety of 3D content as it converts 2D content from Google Earth, Google Maps and other mapping apps into 3D. Visitors at MWC 2012 also raved about the device’s unique 3D video editor which allows the editing of 3D video on the phone in real time. And the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone enables users to easily toggle between 2D and 3D. The Optimus 3D Max includes 3D-style cubicle icons in addition to its customizable icons which can be amended by applying the users’ own photos through the Icon Customizer feature.

Additional features, which will be available through an upcoming maintenance release (MR), include a HD Converter to offer high resolution content to be viewed on a TV connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and Range Finder, which calculates the distance between the camera and a subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation.

As for its new form-factor, the Optimus 3D Max is 2mm slimmer and 20g lighter than its predecessor, measuring only 9.6 mm thin and weighing 148 g. The 5 MP camera on the rear captures both photos and video in 3D using its dual lenses. The recorded material can be viewed directly on the smartphone in glasses-free 3D or on a 3D capable computer monitor or TV.

Key Specifications

  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor (OMAP4430)
  • 4.3″ inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 8 GB Internal Storage, 1 GB Internal Memory, Micro SD support (up to 32GB)
  • 2 x 5 MP rear-facing, VGA front-facing
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1,520 mAh battery
  • HSPA + 21Mbps
  • HDMI connection 2D/3D TV/monitor up to 1080p via MHL
  • DNLA for wireless connection with TV/PC (3D video also supported)
  • NFC Full Support, LG Tag+

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