LG Unveils Glasses- Free 3D Smartphone

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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 (

www.youtube.com/3D

).

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.

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