Optimus 3D

We've known it was coming for a while, we've even had some hands-on with one of our own (yes, I owe you guys a great review), and today LG launched the Optimus 3D, the world's first "Tri-Dual" architecture smartphone.  Tri-Dual can be translated into dual core CPU, dual channel RAM, and a dual-channel board configuration.  Take that and translate it into English and it means that data can be transferred internally faster, and more of it at once.  Without spoiling my promised review, I'll tell you it's fast.  It's the future of smartphones, and I can't wait to see it go mainstream and get even better.  Add in other niceties like DLNA, HDMI out, and a 4.3 inch display and there's a lot to like here.

One more thing -- 3D.  By a scant seven days LG beat HTC to the punch to release the first 3D Android phone.  It's stereoscopic (no glasses) and pictures and video can be captured in 3D as well.  Like the EVO 3D, you don't have to use it so all is good.  It's coming to Europe first, and should be available in 60 or so more markets in a few weeks.  We'll see it in the states as the LG Thrill 4G on AT&T.  You can read the full press release after the break.

Dual-Core / Dual-Channel / Dual-Memory Device Also Delivers Amazing 3D Experience

Seoul, June 17, 2011 – LG Electronics (LG) today officially launched the long-awaited LG Optimus 3D, an innovative new smartphone featuring second generation dual core technology and an advanced “Tri-Dual” architecture. First unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February, the LG Optimus 3D offers a full 3D experience -- recording, viewing, sharing -- in a smartphone form factor.

The LG Optimus 3D takes the smartphone experience into new territory with its Tri-Dual configuration – dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory – which allows for improved performance when multi-tasking, enjoying a movie or playing graphics-intensive games. This LG smartphone is also a major step forward in the utilization of full 3D functionality in everyday life – users can record and immediately view content in 3D without the need for special glasses.

“Tri-Dual architecture opens up a whole new world in smartphone performance,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “As the latest offering in our Optimus line-up, we expect there will be significant interest from those who seek the very latest in smartphone technology and are excited about 3D as the next big frontier in mobile devices.”

Peak Efficiency and Performance Powered by Unique Tri-Dual Configuration
LG’s Tri-Dual architecture pushes the LG Optimus 3D’s performance well beyond simple clock speed improvements. Other smartphones – even those with higher clock speeds and dual-core technology – suffer when it comes to actual performance because of the inefficiency inherent in a single-channel configuration. With a dual-channel configuration, data transfers take place simultaneously between the dual-core and dual-memory, resulting in noticeably faster performance. As a result, the LG Optimus 3D maximizes run-time efficiency leading to noticeably smoother, faster, and longer multi-tasking, browsing, gaming and multimedia enjoyment than ever before.

Full 3D Experience: 3D Recording-Viewing-Sharing
LG’s full 3D concept transforms 3D technology from a novelty to a practical tool. 3D recording, viewing and sharing is faster and more convenient in the Optimus 3D and can be enjoyed without cumbersome glasses. LG’s latest smartphone enables owners to capture high quality 3D content with 3D video stabilization technology and real-time misalignment correction algorithm which automatically corrects for shake during recording. And the smartphone’s wide viewing angle makes watching videos and movies much more convenient and comfortable.

The 4.3-inch WVGA display offers bright and flicker-free images in HD, up to 1080p in 2D and up to 720p in 3D. Special software allows for real-time conversion of 2D photo and video content into 3D. Free software for converting 2D games will be available for download during the third quarter, letting users enjoy a variety of multimedia content in 3D. Captured 3D content can be shared with 3D TVs via an HDMI 1.4 connection and the phone can also send content to any DLNA Certified™ device. In addition, users can upload and stream 3D content on YouTube’s dedicated 3D channel (www.youtube.com/3D).

The LG Optimus 3D also incorporates the world’s first 3D augmented reality (AR) browser in collaboration with AR pioneer Wikitude. The browser will be available through an app downloadable from LGWorld (www.lgworld.com).

The phone will be available in Europe first, and then in more than 60 markets around the world over the next several weeks.


Reader comments

LG officially launches Optimus 3D


No evo 3d is not. This thing is going to be nuts. i am very happy with LG hardware, my G2X is amazing... This thing is getting close to a laptop in specs, i wonder if it will be a tegra chip platform.

Wow, it sounds like this device has better specs than the EVO 3D before that even comes out!

I am amazed at how fast Android phone technology is evolving.

Yea , but the Problem is that Android can't keep up fast enough with the way the hardware is evolving

Oh, if only you had read the FIRST SENTENCE of this article:

"...and today LG launched the Optimus 3D..."

Yea in Europe. EvO3D will still be first in the states. And from what they were saying @ CTIA, the EvO3D's 3D, actually looked better than the Optimus 3D and from the reviews...That's not good news. Anyways, EvO3D still first & only for the next couple of months in the states :)

i dont remember in the article it saying anything about first in the states...optimus 3D is first...plain and simple...

Did you not read the article? It's inferred since the Optimus 3d is coming to the US as the ATT Thrill 4g. Seeing as how the E3D is announced for next week in the US and the Thrill 4g doesn't have a release date...one can safely deduce that the E3D is the first 3D phone in the US.

Logic: it makes you intelligent.

In regards to the article, the Optimus is the first 3D phone. As in, all over the world. Which makes it first. There is more to the world than the United States.

Logic: It makes you rational.
Knowledge: It makes you intelligent.
You can be logical and unintelligent.

I never said the Optimus wasn't the first 3d phone. I was addressing the comment about the Optimus NOT being the first 3d phone in the US. Nice attempt to mince logic with knowledge. You might want to check your third sentence in your "Also" section.

Wow what the hell could you be doing to pull down so much data? Get a dedicated home interned connection asshole, because it's people like you that make carriers jack everyone's rates up.

+1 on the Verizon comment..... oohhhh they have the thunderbolt...wow a phone with year old technology. Im in the the iphone made Verizon very complacent category.

My question here is, if the LG's 3D phone can do that "real time processing" of 2D into 3D using a downloadable app from their market, would it be possible to somehow gain the ability to get these conversion apps on the EVO 3D? If so, that would just be amazing.

And people, dont be saying "oh you couldn't because the hardware is slower than the LG phone" because even if the LG phone has that "tri dual" bull crap, it doesn't mean the phone is fast, it just means that CERTAIN things are sped up, not everything. Unless you have an app that actively takes use of that feature, there will be no difference. And I doubt any current apps have any coding to take advantage of it. Chances are even the conversion app is not using that technology since the actual conversion would not need any real speed increase from such tech.

umm, any phone with more ram will handle processes faster and more efficiently reducing stress on the CPU. So even if the chip is 1ghz and there are faster chips; having dual channel ram will smoke the faster chip with the standard ram capacity... You don't need a specific app to utulize this, it will benefit gaming, video processing and multi tasking... combine that with dual core processor and dual gpu's and boards, it will smoke everything while generating less heat from overstress of CPU. If this is where phones are heading, I cant wait for the next generation tablets aka personal computers! The real question is what size battery is this thing going to have?

We've had several glasses free 3D Android phones here in Japan since December last year, so LG and HTC missed the boat by more than 6 months. You can Google "Softbank Galapagos 003SH" for more info.