Having presented the handset at the Mobile World Congress in February, LG have officially launched their sequel handset to the LG Optimus 3D.
Despite disappointing sales figures for the company’s first glasses free 3D handset, LG are standing by the 3D format with a phone that is slimmer, more powerful and features 3D video editing.
“We are deliberately pushing the limits of mobile entertainment innovation with the O-timus 3D Max,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “This device has evolved significantly since we introduced the first Optimus 3D at Mobile World Congress in 2011. Our second generation glasses-free 3D smartphone is as thin and light as any other high-end smartphone while still delivering a spectacular picture in either 2D or 3D.”
The Optimus 3D Max now includes a new 3D Converter which allows for a greater variety of 3D content as it converts 2D content from Google Earth, Google Maps and other mapping apps into 3D. An upcoming maintenance release will include a HD converter to offer HD content viewable on a HDTV. Other updates include a 1.2 GHZ Dual-Core processor (compared to the Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 of the LG Optimus 3D), improved Corning Gorilla Glass and a form that is 2mm slimmer and 20g lighter. The glasses free 3D screen is the same at 4.3 inches (WVGA), the dual cameras are still 5MP and the LG 3D interface looks identical.
3D Focus was impressed with the LG Optimus 3D but we were disappointed with the resolution of the screen, especially in 3D mode. It would have been nice if LG had updated the cameras and updated the screen for the LG Optimus 3D Max but the costs for this have obviously been prohibitive.
The original LG Optimus 3D smartphone has reduced in price dramatically (currently £274 on Amazon).
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