We knew it was coming after seeing the technology in use at last month's CES, but now the LG Optimus 3D has officially debuted at Mobile World Congress. Not only is it the first time we've seen this technology on a smartphone, the 3D effects work without the need of wearing those 3D glasses. You can even capture and record images and videos in 3D with the dual five-megapixel camera. LG has also partnered with YouTube's dedicated 3D channel which will enable your best videos to be uploaded and shared with the YouTube community. Hook the LG Optimus 3D to any 3D TV or monitor via the HDMI cable and you'll be able to play your videos on a larger screen.
While the 3D technology is at the heart of the phone, LG hasn't skimped on other features with LG premiering its "tri-dual" technology which is made up of dual-core, dual channel and dual-memory. In theory this should mean faster transfer of data between the dual-core and dual-memory meaning lightening fast web browsing, and more seamless video streaming.
Though the LG Optimus 3D will arrive (in Q2) with Android 2.2 Froyo, it will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread which helps make this 3D sporting smartphone one attractive prospect. So far T-Mobile, Orange and Three have confirmed that they will be shipping the device.
Size: 128.8 x 68 x 11.9 mmWeight: 168gDisplay: 4.3-inch 3D WVGA displayOS: Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradeable to 2.3) Camera: Five-megapixel dual-lens cameraConnectivity: Wi-Fi, HSDPA