LG Optimus 3D Max gets official launch

Phone launches are steadily trickling out this week, which could mean there's very little to write about at next week's Mobile World Congress event. The LG Optimus 3D Max is the latest handset off our MWC list, having just had its official debut in Korea.

It's already had a name change too, named the LG Optimus 3D Cube at that launch, but confirmed as the LG Optimus 3D Max for Europe. Either way, this looks to be the phone previously leaked as the LG Optimus 3D 2 and the sequel to the LG Optimus 3D, a phone that wasn't exactly raved about when we reviewed it last year. Here's hoping a few of its flaws and drawbacks have been dealt with for version 2.

Talking of the new handset, which is pretty slim at 9.6mm thick/thin, it has a 4.3-inch autostereoscopic LCD touch screen for glasses-free 3D, a rear-mounted five-megapixel camera with dual lenses (for capturing that 3D), a VGA camera on the front, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of on board storage and NFC connectivity. It's also got a first – the first camera to offer 3D image and video editing.

Android 2.3 is the operating system at launch, but LG has confirmed an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich not long down the line. Hopefully in time for the European launch. According to Pocket-lint, the phone will hit Korea in the fairly near future, then will 'gradually roll out in other markets starting in Europe'. Spring sounds about right, should you fancy the idea of giving 3D in your pocket another punt.

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