LG Electronics (LG) today officially launched the LG Optimus 3D, a new smartphone featuring second generation dual core technology and a "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 features dual-core processor (TI OMAP4430), dual-channel and dual-memory, which allows for improved performance when multi-tasking, movies or playing graphics intensive games. Users can record and immediately view content in 3D without the need for special glasses.
With a dual-channel configuration, data transfers take place faster between the dual-core and dual memory, resulting in faster performance.
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.
Like its rival HTC Evo 3D
, the new LG phone has a 4.3-inch WVGA display which supports 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. LG said that a 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 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 weeks. The phone is already up for pre-order at Amazon UK with a tentative July 13 ship date and a contract-free price of $969.