BARCELONA, SPAIN —
LG formally unveiled
its first smartphone with glasses-free
3D display and 3D video capture during the
Mobile World Congress, here.
The Android-based LG Optimus 3D, outfitted
with HSPA+ cellular data technology,
features dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 processor
and a 5-megapixel dual-lens camera that
enables users to capture photos and videos
in 720p 3D, and in 2D 1080p, for viewing
on its 4.3-inch WVGA display. It is said to
offer four times more video decoders than
competing designs. Other features DLNA
certification and HDMI 1.4 output to share
3D content with 3D TVs.
User-captured 3D video can also be
shared on YouTube’s dedicated 3D channel
Users can navigate through the phone’s interface
via a 3D hot key that presents five 3Ddedicated
UIs, including Gallery, Camera,
Game&Apps, YouTube 3D and 3D Guide.
The LG Optimus 3D will roll out globally
starting with Europe early in the second
quarter. It will initially be released with Android
2.2 (Froyo) OS and will be upgradeable
to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Other features include 8GB of memory,
1,500mAh battery 1080p 2D MPEG-4/H.264
recording and playback, 3D 720p H.264 SEI
recording and playback, and the following audio
and video codecs: H.264, H.263, DivX,
MKV, WMV-9, ASF, AVI, 3GP and MP4.