Despite disappointing sales for the LG Optimus 3D smartphone, LG are continuing their commitment to the format with the LG Optimus Max 3D.
To be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, the Max offers very few additional 3D features to last year’s model with LG keeping the dual 5MP cameras and 4.3” glasses free 3D screen for 3D video/photo taking and playback.
However, the LG Optimus 3D Max does add the world’s first 3D video editing application for fine tuning of your 3D masterpieces on the handset before the premiering on a 3D TV or 3D computer. Also, certain Android mapping applications like Google Maps and Google Earth will be available in 3D thanks to an enhanced 2D to 3D conversion feature. Furthermore, 3D photos and videos captured by the Optimus 3D Max can also be viewed in a single-screen mode in 2D, using the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone to easily toggle between 2D and 3D. LG also plans to continue expanding video contents, applications and games optimized for the 3D Converter available from the 3D Zone at LG SmartWorld which is expected to offer 60 kinds of video content by the second quarter of the year.
As previously reported, the phone is slighter thinner at 9.6mm (compared to the 10.9mm thickness of the original); the processor has been stepped up to 1.2GHZ, it’s NFC enabled and ships with 16 GB of internal memory.
LG's new 3D phone will be available first in South Korea where it will be known as the LG Optimus 3D Cube. It will gradually roll out across Europe arriving with Android Gingerbread with an update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich available soon after.
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