LG Optimus 3D Max is now official, glasses-free 3D just got slimmer

LG Optimus 3D Max is now official, glasses-free 3D just got slimmer

UPDATE: The LG Optimus 3D Max will be known as the Optimus 3D Cube in Korea. Its hardware and software specs will be identical.

Boy, those LG Android smartphones just keep on coming. After the LG Optimus Vu and the trio of Optimus L smartphones, the Korean tech giant officially unveiled the LG Optimus 3D Max. It is here to succeed the LG Optimus 3D, and it goes without saying that it can deliver 3D content without the need for those dorky glasses.

The LG Optimus 3D Max appears to be the same device, press shots of which we saw a few days ago. However, the specs that were listed in that leak were not exactly spot on, as it now becomes evident. What displays the glasses-free 3D goodness is a 4.3-inch IPS LCD screen with 480 by 800 pixels of resolution, even though we were hoping to see a bigger display with a higher pixel count. Still, the display on the Optimus 3D Max should have wider viewing angles and is reinforced by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Besides, at 520 nits in 2D mode or 250 nits in 3D mode, it should also be slightly brighter than what we have on the Optimus 3D.

Under the hood we see a 1.2GHz dual-core processor – the OMAP 4430 by Texas Instruments, and 1 gig of RAM. Flip the phone around and you see a duo of 5-megapixel auto-focus cameras, and a VGA camera resides on the device's front. 8 gigs of on-board storage is at your disposal, and a 1,520mAh battery is what provides the smartphone with juice. Also, NFC connectivity is a welcome addition, especially when the LG Optimus 3D Max can take advantage of those smart stickers called LG Tag+ – the ones that we were introduced to alongside the LG Optimus LTE Tag. In terms of software, Android 2.3 Gingerbread is what comes out of the box, but an Ice Cream Sandwich update will be released shortly after the smartphone's launch.

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One of the most noticeable differences between the LG Optimus 3D Max and the Optimus 3D, however, is that the newcomer is lighter tipping the scale at 148 grams. It is much slimmer than its predecessor as well boasting a waistline of 9.6 millimeters.

In early March, the LG Optimus 3D Max will be released in Korea on SK Telecom. It will retail for 847,000 Korean Won, which is roughly $750. We don't really know whether it will land in the U.S., but it is expected to launch in Europe after its Korean debut. We would definitely check the smartphone out in Barcelona next week, so stay tuned for our MWC 2012 coverage.

source: LG

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