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The LG Optimus 3D Max is now available in Europe, the first stop in a global rollout for the followup to last year’s glasses-free 3D handset. We first saw the Optimus 3D Max at Mobile World Congress where LG showed off the slimmer, lighter handset. Measuring in at 2MM thinner than the original, the 9.6mm handset still packs a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage within the frame of a 4.3-inch WVGA parallax barrier display. Pricing and carrier options were not named in the press release, but you can read below for a few more details.
LG LAUNCHES SECOND-GENERATION 3D SMARTPHONE IN EUROPE
Optimus 3D Max Ushers in New Level of 3D Entertainment with Powerful Performance and Features
SEOUL, Apr. 23, 2012 – LG’s latest achievement in the glasses-free 3D space — the Optimus 3D Max — will kick-off its global roll-out today starting in Europe. As first seen at Mobile World Congress 2012, the second-generation 3D smartphone boasts an enhanced chipset and more enticing 3D entertainment features in a slimmer and lighter body.
“We are deliberately pushing the limits of mobile entertainment innovation with the Op-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 de-livering a spectacular picture in either 2D or 3D.”
The Optimus 3D Max now includes a new 3D Converter which allows for a greater va-riety of 3D content as it converts 2D content from Google Earth, Google Maps and oth-er mapping apps into 3D. Visitors at MWC 2012 also raved about the device’s unique 3D video editor which allows the editing of 3D video on the phone in real time. And the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone enables users to easily toggle between 2D and 3D. The Optimus 3D Max includes 3D-style cubicle icons in addition to its customizable icons which can be amended by applying the users’ own photos through the Icon Customizer feature.
Additional features, which will be available through an upcoming maintenance release (MR), include a HD Converter to offer high resolution content to be viewed on a TV connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and Range Finder, which cal-culates the distance between the camera and a subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation.
As for its new form-factor, the Optimus 3D Max is 2mm slimmer and 20g lighter than its predecessor, measuring only 9.6 mm thin and weighing 148g. The 5MP camera on the rear captures both photos and video in 3D using its dual lenses. The recorded material can be viewed directly on the smartphone in glasses-free 3D or on a 3D capable computer monitor or TV.
- Chipset: 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor (OMAP4430)
- Display: 4.3-inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- Memory: 8GB Internal Storage, 1GB Internal Memory, Micro SD support (up to 32GB)
- Camera: 2 x 5MP rear-facing, VGA front-facing
- OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Battery: 1,520 mAh
- Others: HSPA + 21Mbps
- HDMI connection 2D/3D TV/monitor up to 1080p via MHL
- DNLA for wireless connection with TV/PC (3D video also supported)
- NFC Full Support, LG Tag+
LG has just officially announced the long-rumoured reworking of last year’s Optimus 3D, which will launch in Korea in March before gradually rolling out to Europe and the rest of the world. It’s not a big update as the original Optimus 3D was a pretty powerful thing to start with, with this tweaked phone coming with a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP4430 chipset, a 4.3″ glasses-free 3D display toughened with the latest Gorilla Glass 2 stuff, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of media storage space.
And it’s now 9.6mm thick/thin and has slimmed itself down to 148 grams.
It seems to have the same 5megapixel dual-lens system as found in last year’s model, plus it’ll arrive running Android 2.3 – with LG promising, as ever, an Android 4.0 update shortly after launch. Here’s a press release which is significantly more excited than it really ought to be:
LG WOWS THE WORLD AGAIN WITH OPTIMUS 3D MAX AT MWC 2012
More Than Just Glasses-Free 3D, Optimus 3D Max Pushes the Boundaries of Power Features and Performance
SEOUL, Feb. 22, 2012 – Following in the footsteps of last year’s glasses-free 3D smartphone, LG Electronics will publicly unveil the Optimus 3D Max at the 2012 Mobile World Congress (MWC). With powerful 3D technology and sleeker design, the Optimus 3D Max provides a complete 3D entertainment platform and marks a big leap forward in the ever-expanding 3D ecosystem.
“The Optimus 3D Max was born from LG’s constant efforts to bring user entertainment experience to a higher level,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The introduction of the Optimus 3D last year ushered in a new era for smartphones and Optimus 3D Max is real proof of LG’s commitment to portable 3D entertainment.”
LG Optimus 3D Max is equipped with diverse innovations and offers users with advancements including:
¦ True Performance Muscle with Latest Mobile Technologies
LG Optimus 3D Max is a powerful smartphone in both 2D and 3D mode and a pleasure to view with LG’s exclusive brightened display. 3G’s network speed has been also improved to HSPA+ 21Mbps. LG Tag+ offers advanced NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities designed to promote greater user convenience. One of its benefits is automatic setting changes which are possible by creating predefined tags that are customized to certain modes such as car-mode, office-mode or sleep-mode. Depending on location, the predefined tags will automatically adjust various phone settings including Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GPS and sound volume.
Beyond its already innovative features, attendees of MWC 2012 will see some of the future benefits that will be made available through a Maintenance Release or an application available on the LG SmartWorld (www.LGsmartworld.com). Additional features include:
- HD Converter to offer HD quality on a TV connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), when transforming Open GL-based 2D games and applications to 3D and viewing Google Earth;
- Range Finder to calculate the distance between the camera and the subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation;
- Out-focusing Shot to enhance camera quality beyond that of other smartphones through image processing using depth information.
¦ True 3D Entertainment Features with Improved 2D-3D Compatibility
Users can convert Google Earth, Google Maps and other road views into 3D using the enhanced 3D Converter. 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.
¦ True Excellence in Design with Slimmer and Lighter Body
The LG Optimus 3D Max’s premium design comes from LG’s commitment to fine details. LG focused on trimming details on the design of the Optimus 3D Max by keeping only the essentials and eliminating everything else. Measuring only 9.6 mm thin and weighing 148 grams, the lean body with metallic and rounded edges incorporates the best 3D features in addition to desirable 2D features. The Optimus 3D Max includes unique 3D-style cubicle icons which users can customize with their own photos through the Icon Customizer.
The Optimus 3D Max will first launch in Korea in March and will gradually roll out in other markets starting in Europe. The device will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from Android 2.3 Gingerbread shortly after the launch.
o Chipset: 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor (OMAP4430)
o Display: 4.3-inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning? Gorilla? Glass 2
o Memory: 8GB Internal Storage, 1GB Internal Memory
o Camera: 5MP Dual-lens
o OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
o Battery: 1,520 mAh
o Others: HSPA+ 21Mbps, HDMI connection 2D/3D TV/monitor up to 1080p via MHL, DNLA for wireless connection with TV/PC (3D video also supported), NFC Full Support, LG Tag+