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LG Launching Optimus 3D Max at MWC 2012

LG is bringing out the big guns for MWC 2012, as the company has announced yet another smartphone making a debut next week. Called the LG Optimus 3D Max, the gadget promises more than just the frills of glasses-free 3D technology, offering plenty of beefy features like LG Tag+ and HSPA+ 21 Mbps to make it one of the most sought-after smartphones this year.

"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's new phone consists of a 4.3-inch 3D WVGA display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 SoC, and 1 GB of RAM. Other hardware features include 8 GB of internal storage, a 5MP dual-lens camera, a 1,520 mAh battery, HSPA+ 21 Mbps, an HDMI connection 2D/3D TV/monitor up to 1080p via a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), DNLA support (3D video also supported), NFC Full Support, and LG Tag+.

As reported earlier, the LG Tag+ feature uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to communicate with special stickers or "tags" that can be programmed to automatically change the phone’s settings. As an example, owners swiping a tag upon entering the office could put the Optimus 3D Max in silent mode and activate Wi-Fi.

LG said on Wednesday that the Optimus 3D Max also provides improved 2D-3D compatibility over its previous glasses-free 3D smartphone released last year.

"Users can convert Google Earth, Google Maps and other road views into 3D using the enhanced 3D Converter," the company said on Wednesday. "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."

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.

  • drwho1
    3D phones....
    I can very realistic car "accidents" in the near future.
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  • drwho1
    3D phones....
    I can see very realistic car "accidents" in the near future.

    damn! why we can't simply edit our comments?
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  • rakesh_toms
    Commom LG! Why you never get it right? A phone with 6 months old hardware and 3D gimmicks! I guess another fail. Everyone is getting excited about quad core phones and 720p displays.
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  • rebel1280
    drwho: I laugh in your general direction sir :P that being said, must be hard to add an "edit" button....right? It has to be hard or they would already done it, don't expect innovations like an edit button, who do you think TH is? Google or IBM? Sheesh give them a break :(
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  • halcyon
    Seriously, cut them some slack...not much...just a wee little bit. I've learned that with the phone thing is not that easy on the OEMs. Oftentimes, the phones we're seeing now were put to the drawing board 8-12 months ago. So the manufacturers had to guess what's going to be hot 8-12 months in the future. Sometimes they get that right (Nexus, Razr) and sometimes they don't (this 3D whatever-it-is). However, the Razr Maxx shows us how quickly they can revise an existing handset and push it out.
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  • epdm2be
    Perhaps this is what really ought to happen. 'Upgrade' excisisting models, keep the (exterior) design. E.g. keep de design o/t LG 3D while simply soup up the hardware a bit. Because in essence they have now created a 'new' model which is no more than that.

    The same with e.g. the Nokia N8. This phone is good as it is. Just add a higher clocked CPU and more RAM and re-deploy that model. Or a HTC Desire (II) with Dual core but the same (very good) design. No need to change the other parts just a better CPU, more ram and some improved comms-tech (HSDPA+, or LTE). Keep the 3,7" screen, keep the camera (but use a decent lens for instance), for all I care keep the optical mouse and hard-buttons. They were good. And today you can put a better battery in that thicker form factor.
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  • drwho1
    rebel1280drwho: I laugh in your general direction sir that being said, must be hard to add an "edit" button....right? It has to be hard or they would already done it, don't expect innovations like an edit button, who do you think TH is? Google or IBM? Sheesh give them a break

    This is a TECH website, I would think that there are TECH savvy people behind it.

    Then, to top it off, we CAN edit comments while on the FORUMS, but we can't edit comments while on the NEWS?

    So you are saying that Tom's knows how to add an edit button for the forums but "don't know"
    how to add the SAME function for the News section?

    That's odd.
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