LG unveils the Optimus 3D, the Optimus Black and Optimus Pad

14 February, 2011 | Comments (34) | Post your comment

LG just wrapped up their MWC press conference that saw a no-surprise announcement of two of their latest smartphones - the Optimus 3D and the Optimus Black - along with the 3D-enabled Optimus Pad.

LG Optimus 3D

The front of the LG Optimus 3D houses the phone’s main feature - the world’s first 4.3-inch stereoscopic LCD screen, on which 3D content can be enjoyed without special eyeglasses. Check out some live photos of the unique 3D screen which LG are so proud of.

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LG Optimus 3D promo pics

The Optimus 3D is powered by a dual-core OMAP4 processor by Texas Instruments and uses 512MB of dual-channel memory. At the handset's back are the dual 5MP cameras that work together to capture 3D photos and videos, which as we reported, can be directly uploaded to YouTube 3D.

3D videos are limited to 720p resolution, while regular 2D capture is in full HD.

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LG Optimus 3D from all sides

And since 3D is the main attraction here, a side-mounted hotkey will launch a special 3D UI with shortcuts to various 3D-enabled apps, such as Camera, Gallery, Apps&Games, YouTube 3D and the 3D guide.

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LG Optimus 3D camera interface • The Optius 3d has three-dimensional UIs

Here goes the LG Optimus 3D promo video, which was shown at the LG press event.

The LG Optimus Black

The Optimus Black was announced a month ago back at CES. At the MWC, LG tried to help it out of the shadow of its 3D sibling. Interestingly enough, the Optimus Black will be available in white, just like the Samsung Nexus S.

LG Optimus Black official photos

The 4.0" WVGA IPS LCD NOVA display of the LG Optimus Black is touted as the brightest to have on a phone at 700 nits of brightness. Powered by a 1Ghz OMAP processor, the Black runs the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The LG Optimus Pad

The LG Optimus Pad was made official as the World’s first tablet with 3D video playback. It's the global version of the US-bound G-Slate. This new tablet has a 8.9" 15:9 widescreen of WXGA (1280x768) resolution. It runs the new Android 3.0 Honeycomb on a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2.

LG Optimus Pad official photos

The LG Optimus Pad has two cameras at the back for 3D video capture - though we can't confirm the actual resolution at this stage. We guess 1080p video playback will only be enabled over the phone's HDMI port, much like the G-Slate.

In an attempt to set its tablet apart, LG are breaking away from 7 and 10-inch tablet screens. The Optimus Pad features a “unique” display of 8.9 inches, which LG claim is more comfortable in single-handed use.

Stay tuned for our hands-on with the latest LG devices at the MWC.




LG unveils the Optimus 3D, the Optimus Black and Optimus Pad - reader comments

  • migs

i do use a n0kia ph0ne but i do w0rk in lg. .n0kia is a g0od ph0ne,but lg is better ph0ne. .in terms of 0S and c0l0r display. Peace

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  • 2011-02-17 08:22
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  • Droid Rampage

I am of Android. I was just playing along with the other guy who posted a flame bait. The LG Optimus 3D will be my next phone. There's just nothing more revolutionary like this at the moment.

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  • 2011-02-16 23:59
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  • Anonymous

which world you are in??? you are comparing nokia n8 symbian with this Super smart phone Andriod Gingerbread???

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  • 2011-02-16 16:19
  • iiV7