LG Electronics has announced the availability of two new additions to its Optimus line of Android-powered smartphones in Taiwan today, the Optimus 3D and a white variant of the Optimus 2X smartphone which was recently introduced to the market this year. According to the company, the new Optimus 3D smartphone is capable of bringing the 3D cinema experience to users, a feat made possible by the technology used to power it. More details after the break…
LG Electronics has announced the availability of two new additions to its Optimus line of Android-powered smartphones in Taiwan today, the Optimus 3D and a white variant of the Optimus 2X smartphone which was recently introduced to the market this year.
Touted as the world's first smartphone to make use of what it calls its "naked eye 3D technology", LG claims that the Optimus 3D smartphone does away with the need to make use of specialized 3D glasses, thus allowing for the "immediate appreciation" and sharing of 3D content, such as video files or still images. This is made possible by the smartphone's use of a 4.3-inch glassless 3D display that is capable of displaying content at WVGA resolutions (800 x 480).
LG has also claimed that the Optimus 3D smartphone will feature dual-rear-facing cameras which can be used to capture videos or still images in either stereoscopic 3D or conventional 2D, while the captured content can then be outputted to a larger external display such as television sets via the built-in HDMI-out port, or by streaming the content via a local network, an option made possible due to the Optimus 3D boasting support for DLNA.
Oh, and one more thing; the smartphone is reportedly capable with Google's 3D YouTube video streaming service as well.
The Optimus 3D will initially ship with version 2.2.2. of the Android operating system preloaded into it, although LG has announced that it intends to provide users with an upgrade path to Gingerbread some time in the future. The phone will also reportedly be pre-loaded with three 3D games, namely NOVA, Asphalt 6 and Let's Golf 2, while up to seven more 3D titles will be made available for download at no charge.
The hardware specifications for the LG Optimus 3D smartphone are as follow:
Last but definitely not least, LG also unveiled a white variant of its Optimus 2X smartphone in Taipei:
Here are a few more pictures of the press event that took place in Taipei today:
No information about pricing and global availability has been announced for either smartphone.