LG Optimus 3D Max Keeping 3D Alive

LG is preparing us well for what it will be launching in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress next week. Yesterday it unveiled its L-Style smartphones and today it has announced the follow-up to its first 3D phone.

The LG Optimus 3D impressed us last year, though we are still to be convinced that 3D on a phone is a feature which we really need. However, LG is obviously banking on us being in the minority with the launch of the LG Optimus 3D Max.

The Optimus 3D Max will be an international variant of the LG Optimus 3D Cube, which will launch on the SK Telecom network in Korea, with the Max going on sale in Korea in March and gradually rolling out to other markets beginning in Europe soon after.

The Optimus 3D Max will have a 4.3in WVGA screen which will be produce glasses-free 3D (auto-stereoscopic) images and video. The Cube in comparison will have a Nova IPS display of the same size. The Optimus 3D Max will come with 8GB of storage (16GB for the Max) with expansion by microSD card also expected.

Both will feature a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5 megapixel dual-lens camera, LG Tag NFC technology and will run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) which LG says will be updated to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) “shortly after launch.”

The phone has also slimmed down from a relatively chunky 11.9mm to just 9.6mm and now weighs just 148g, down from 168g of the original.

We’ll be getting hands-on with the LG Optimus 3D Max at Mobile World Congress next week and bringing you our first impressions. For now, let us know what you think of the new 3D phone from LG and if you think 3D on a phone is a feature you want.

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