Optimus 3D

LG unveiled their newest flagship device this morning at MWC, the Optimus 3D. The Optimus 3D features the world's first dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory architecture. 

It features two 5MP rear cameras for 3D recording, which are powered by a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4 processor.The screen is a 4.3-inch, WVGA display that also features the world's first stereoscopic scree, which means glasses free 3D. 

Other specs include 8GB memory, a 1500 mAh battery and DLNA/HDMI support. Full press release after the break. 

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.

Key Specifications:
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
H.264, H.263, DivX, MKV, WMV-9, ASF, AVI, 3GP, MP4


Reader comments

LG announces Optimus 3D - World's first dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory smartphone


Just like color TV and stereo sound...

3D will happen, it is closer to how we perceive the world. The only question is whether this latest incarnation of 3D has mature enough tech behind it to appeal to the masses. Personally, I'm less interested in the 3D screen than I am in the stereoscopic camera. Check out some of the Kinect hacking that's been going on, getting access to a live 3D view of the world has a lot of potential.

Insane specs and finally we get to see what OMAP4 has to offer. Just wonder how the 1500 mAh battery would do. LG is on a roll.

AMAZING!!!! I might have to cheat on HTC, let's see if they can offer something better, I'm still rooting for you HTC!!

Doesn't the new MOTO phones have the same memory? So how can they be first? If first any thing it will be atrix.

This has a dual channel motherboard. It will have two identical memory banks, each with it's own path to the memory controller, for twice the throughput.

I am wondering who the geniuses are at Sprint not to offer a single one of the new cutting edge phones?

Anyone who thinks a glasses free 3d screen won't sell phones is crazy. People will eat that up if it works.

P.S., There can no longer be any doubt - we definitely are reverse-engineering technology discovered in a crashed space ship :)

Yes I deff want this on sprint, but having 4g is a MUST. Only because if I have to pay and extra $10 for data premium then I want a phone with 4G. My Evo is getting old and boring .Hey can't even play some games without fps and sound issues, but I still love the 4.3 screen and the build quality of the Evo.

Still...Not the Tegra 3D when the Optimus 2X uses a Tegra 2 chip...maybe they found a deficiency in the Tegra?

With all these Firsts, you woulda thought Sprint would have picked this phone to hold an event for, not that pos Kyocera Echo.