LG Optimus 3D – first 3D smartphone launches in SA

Summary: LG has released the specs for the first glasses-free 3D smartphone to be released in South Africa.

The Android handset will pack in some advanced tech, including dual-core processing and “Tri-Dual” architecture – giving users a full glasses-free 3D experience; including recording, viewing and sharing 3D content.

“We are sure that the Optimus 3D will attract significant interest from the public and users who want the very latest in smartphone technology and we are excited about 3D as the next big frontier in mobile devices,” said Michael Bang, General Marketing Manager for LG Electronics South Africa.

The LG Optimus 3D will be available in South Africa towards the end of September and will retail for approximately R5,499.

Optimus 3D Smartphone Specifications

Neworks:
–          2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
–          3G: HSDPA/HSUPA 900/1700/1900/2100

Size:
–          Dimensions: 128.8 x 68 x 11.9 mm
–          Weight: 168g

Display:
–          Type: 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colours
–          Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3-inch

Memory:
–          Internal: 8GB storage, 512MB RAM
–          Card Slot: microSD, up to 32GB

Data:
–          WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
–          Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
–          USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0

Camera:
–          Primary: Dual 5 meggapixel, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
–          Features: Stereoscopic photos and videos, geo-tagging
–          Video: Yes, 1080p at 30fps (2D), 720p at 30fps (3D)
–          Secondary: Yes

Features:
–          OS: Android OS v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3 (Gingerbread)
–          CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP4430 chipset
–          3D Features: Glasses free 3D viewing, 3D Hotkey, 3D Video Stabilisation, Real-Time Misalignment Correction, Real-Time 2D/3D Conversion, 3D Depth Control

Battery:
–          Standard battery, Li-ion 1500 mAh

Full Press Release

First 3D Smartphone Available in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, September, 2011 – LG Electronics (LG) officially launched the long-awaited LG Optimus 3D Smartphone earlier this year and the unit will be the first full 3D phone available in South Africa

The LG Optimus 3D is an innovative new Android smartphone featuring second generation dual core technology and an advanced “Tri-Dual” architecture, offering a full 3D experience in a smartphone form factor, which includes recording, viewing and sharing 3D content.

The phone will initially be released with the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System (OS). The hardware will support upgrades to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

The LG Optimus 3D takes the smartphone experience into new territory with its Tri-Dual configuration – dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory – which allows for improved performance when multi-tasking, enjoying a movie or playing graphics-intensive games. This LG smartphone is also a major step forward in the utilization of full 3D functionality in everyday life – users can record video and images with the built in 3D camera and immediately view content in 3D without the need for special glasses.

“A whole new world is opened for consumers in smartphone performance with Tri-Dual architecture,” says Michael Bang, General Marketing Manager for LG Electronics South Africa. “We are sure that the Optimus 3D will attract significant interest from the public and users who want the very latest in smartphone technology and we are excited about 3D as the next big frontier in mobile devices.”

LG’s full 3D concept transforms 3D technology from a novelty to a practical tool. 3D recording, viewing and sharing is faster and more convenient with the Optimus 3D and can be enjoyed without cumbersome glasses. LG’s latest smartphone enables owners to capture high quality 3D content with 3D video stabilization technology and real-time misalignment correction algorithm which automatically corrects camera-shake during recording. The smartphone’s wide viewing angle also makes watching videos and movies much more convenient and comfortable.

The phone will be available in South Africa towards the end of September, in time for the Festive Season shopping period, and will retail for approximately R5 499.

Optimus 3D Smartphone Specifications

Neworks:

–          2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900

–          3G: HSDPA/HSUPA 900/1700/1900/2100

Size:

–          Dimensions: 128.8 x 68 x 11.9 mm

–          Weight: 168g

Display:

–          Type: 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colours

–          Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3-inch

Memory:

–          Internal: 8GB storage, 512MB RAM

–          Card Slot: microSD, up to 32GB

Data:

–          WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA

–          Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

–          USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0

Camera:

–          Primary: Dual 5 meggapixel, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

–          Features: Stereoscopic photos and videos, geo-tagging

–          Video: Yes, 1080p at 30fps (2D), 720p at 30fps (3D)

–          Secondary: Yes

Features:

–          OS: Android OS v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3 (Gingerbread)

–          CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP4430 chipset

–          3D Features: Glasses free 3D viewing, 3D Hotkey, 3D Video Stabilisation, Real-Time Misalignment Correction, Real-Time 2D/3D Conversion, 3D Depth Control

Battery:

–          Standard battery, Li-ion 1500 mAh

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