With the heavy downpour of various cutting-edge technologies last year, one might think companies would run out of innovative gadgets and gizmo to showcase. Well, don’t include LG. The company has once again pushed the envelope with its new Optimus 3D, World’s first 3D smartphone.
The company, based in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, has confirmed the launching of the “world’s first 3D smartphone” at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 14.
The Optimus 3D, rumored to carry a dual-core processor and multichannel RAM, is reported to be packed with a stereoscopic 3D screen and a dual-lens camera capable of recording 3D shots. Much like the newest Nintendo 3DS, the Optimus 3D won’t require glasses for 3D viewing.
Aside from a “leaked” spy shot obtained by Phandroid and a reported inclusion of HDMI out for high-definition TV monitor playback and DLNA for sharing 3D content, not much is really known about this futuristic smartphone. There are rumors flying around that the 3D screen is going to be larger than 4 inch.
LG is surely building up audience anticipation slowly until the actual live demo and full product press release later this month on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
While the actual phone has not yet been out and tested, Arstechnica seemed to have a not-so-good opinion about the Optimus 3D’s battery life. As written on its website:
“3D screens aren’t exactly a feature that smartphone customers have been clamoring for, so if LG wants the Optimus 3D to get off the shelves at all, its other metrics will need to be up to par. The Optimus 3D’s battery life in particular may prove to be a tripping point, as it has been for other glasses-free 3D devices. The dual-core processor isn’t going to be much help there, either, but we’ll reserve judgment for the official stats and a test run.”
Several sites has also cast in their votes, writing that they are not exactly thrilled with the idea of a 3D smartphone. Yahoo has even pointed out that the LG Optimus 3D isn’t really the first Android phone to do the glasses-free 3D trick. (there is the no-glasses, 3D-enabled Sharp Galapagos in November and the Samsung W960 last May). LG, however, is promising a “full” 3D experience.
With little fact out in the public, one is sure to wonder what other features and capabilities the Optimus 3D will have. LG, the Korean company, has been known to push the envelope with its other phones in the past. The good news is the phone’s launch date, February 14, is just a few sleep away.
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