LG will soon show off its newest device: The Optimus 3D. It’s a smartphone with a nice assortment of connectivity options such as HDMI and DLNA, a glasses-free 3D display, and a built-in dual-lens 3D camera. What the hell, LG?
Either this device will be all sorts of awesome—a built-in 3D camera does sound fun—or it will be the worst horror unleashed onto the tech world in recent memory.
LG has confirmed that it will be officially revealing what it refers to as “the world’s first 3D smartphone” at Mobile World Congress on February 14. The LG Optimus 3D will have a glasses-free 3D display, as well as a dual-lens camera that can record 3D video.
The LG Optimus 3D will also be stepping up to the higher-performance end of the smartphone spectrum, packing a dual-core processor and multichannel RAM, according to an anonymous tipster at Phandroid. The new Optimus will support HDMI out and DLNA, and it appears to have a front-facing camera in addition to the rear 3D one.
3D screens aren’t exactly a feature that smartphone customers have been clamoring for, so if LG wants the Optimus 3D to get off the shelves at all, its other metrics will need to be up to par. The Optimus 3D’s battery life in particular may prove to be a tripping point, as it has been for other glasses-free 3D devices. The dual-core processor isn’t going to be much help there, either, but we’ll reserve judgment for the official stats and a test run.
I can’t wait to see it.