LG brings 3D to smartphones and tablets


14 Feb 2011

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LG revealed the Optimus 3D, the first 3D smartphone, and the Optimus Pad, its new tablet offering with a 3D camera, at the Mobile World Congress.

LG Optimus 3D

The first 3D smartphone includes a dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory architecture.

It will feature a 1GHz OMAP4 dual-core processor and four times more video decoders than “competing designs,” according to LG.

The company said it doubles the graphics performance of its nearest competitor.

The Optimus 3D has a 4.3-inch WVGA glasses-free display and numerous connectivity options, such as HDMI and DLNA.

The smartphone also lets users view and record in 3D, thanks to a dual-lens 5-megapixel camera. Resolution is up to 1,080p for 2D video and 720p for 3D.

The smartphone will ship in Europe during the second quarter.

LG Optimus Pad

LG’s tablet computer has an 8.9-inch display (1,280 x 768 WXGA resolution) and runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Its size is aimed at letting users operate it comfortably in one hand.

The Optimus Pad has a built-in 3D camera, however, users need a 3D-enabled TV or PC in order to view this content.

It has a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and offers full HD playback.

The Optimus Pad will be available from March in selected markets.