LG unveiled the 3D Android smartphone at the MWC 2011 in February. Today the Korean electronics company announces the roll-out of the LG Optimus 3D. The LG Optimus 3D will be first available in Europe and then in more than 60 markets around world over the next weeks.
LG invents a new marketing term for the Optimus 3D with "Tri-Dual." Tri-Dual means dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory. LG’s Tri-Dual architecture pushes the LG Optimus 3D’s performance well beyond simple clock speed improvements. Other smartphones – even those with higher clock speeds and dual-core technology – suffer when it comes to actual performance because of the inefficiency inherent in a single-channel configuration. With a dual-channel configuration, data transfers take place simultaneously between the dual-core and dual-memory, resulting in noticeably faster performance. As a result, the LG Optimus 3D maximizes run-time efficiency leading to noticeably smoother, faster, and longer multi-tasking, browsing, gaming and multimedia enjoyment than ever before.
“Tri-Dual architecture opens up a whole new world in smartphone performance,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “As the latest offering in our Optimus line-up, we expect there will be significant interest from those who seek the very latest in smartphone technology and are excited about 3D as the next big frontier in mobile devices.”
The 4.3-inch WVGA display of the LG Optimus 3D offers bright and flicker-free images in HD, up to 1080p in 2D and up to 720p in 3D. Special software allows for real-time conversion of 2D photo and video content into 3D. Free software for converting 2D games will be available for download during the third quarter, letting users enjoy a variety of multimedia content in 3D. Captured 3D content can be shared with 3D TVs via an HDMI 1.4 connection and the phone can also send content to any DLNA Certified device. In addition, users can upload and stream 3D content on YouTube’s dedicated 3D channel at www.youtube.com/3D.
LG’s full 3D concept found in the Optimus 3D is supposed to transforms 3D technology from a novelty to a practical tool. 3D recording, viewing and sharing is faster and more convenient in the Optimus 3D and can be enjoyed without cumbersome glasses. LG’s latest smartphone enables owners to capture high quality 3D content with 3D video stabilization technology and real-time misalignment correction algorithm which automatically corrects for shake during recording. And the smartphone’s wide viewing angle makes watching videos and movies much more convenient and comfortable.
The LG Optimus 3D is certainly one powerful Android smartphone. For me 3D on a smartphone stays a novelty for now and only interesting for early adopters fascinated by the idea of creating their own 3D content.