Jan 31 AT 9:27 PM Taylor Wimberly 16 Comments

LG announces the world’s first full 3D smartphone to be shown off at MWC

The LG Optimus 3D that just appeared in some timely leaked photos this morning has now been confirmed. LG just sent out a press release to announce that the LG Optimus 3D will be unveiled at the upcoming MWC in Barcelona on February 14th.

LG’s claim that this is the “world’s first full 3D smartphone” is a little odd since Sharp already launched several Android models last year, but we are still excited to get our hands on the device. We expect it to have a 4.3 inch WVGA (800 x 540) glasses-free 3D display, dual-lens camera for 3D recording, and be powered by a dual-core processor.

The press release also said this will be “LG’s most advanced smartphone to date” and address the lack of current 3D content with a “one-of-a-kind experience on a mobile device”.

After playing with LG’s Optimus 2X over the weekend, I would place them in the same league as HTC, Motorola, and Samsung. We know that LG has Samsung in their sights as their number one competitor and they are doing everything possible to stay one step ahead of them. Samsung has struggled with software updates, so if LG can out-perform them in that area they might stand a good chance of catching up (or dare I say surpass them).

What do you think LG’s chances are of becoming one of the top sellers of Android smartphones?

LG Optimus 3D

This leaked phone is said to be the LG Optimus 3D.

LG TO UNVEIL WORLD’S FIRST FULL 3D SMARTPHONE AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2011
3D Recording-Viewing-Sharing of Life’s Precious Moments Anytime, Anywhere

SEOUL, Feb. 1, 2011 — At this year’s Mobile World Congress, LG will unveil the LG Optimus 3D, the world’s first 3D smartphone offering consumers a full 3D experience right in the palm of their hands.

The LG Optimus 3D addresses the lack of 3D content issue — one of the biggest problems facing the 3D market — with a complete platform for a one-of-a-kind experience on a mobile device. LG’s most advanced smartphone to date will feature a dual-lens camera for 3D recording, a glasses-free LCD panel for 3D viewing and diverse connectivity options such as HDMI and DLNA for 3D content sharing anytime, anywhere.

Further details and a live demo of the LG Optimus 3D will be offered at Booth #8B178 at MWC in Barcelona from February 14 to 17.

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  • Galen20K

    AWS version Please.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    They make all kind of products besides phones so yea, they have plenty of potential to make awesome phones. They just need to put in the effort.

    Taylor,
    If you still think that on Feb 7 HTC and Sprint will announce a 3D phone, do you think it will be better then this phone LG is looking to show? Do you think it will at least give it some competition?
    Hopefully this is what Sprint has. I find it a little funny they mention FIRST and Sprint is looking to do another FIRST. About a week left to see. I can’t wait to see beautified shots of it so we can actually see the in depth look of a 3D display.
    The only 3D display I ever seen was the tweak I put in my iPod Touch 4th gen. It uses the acceleromter to make the wallpaper 3D when you move it. It actually is amazing. I’m sure this is on another level though that LG has.

    • http://Website C

      This is my big question – what implications does this have for the Sprint announcement? I find it hard to believe that if Sprint is in fact announcing the “first” 3D phone that they didn’t have an offering from LG on their radar. Still, I’m pretty convinced that Sprint will be announcing a 3D phone. I’d say that this LG could be on Sprint, but it doesn’t make sense that they’d allow LG to undermine their much-hyped even on the 7th.

      I guess I’ve waited this long so I can wait seven more days to find out. I’d really like to upgrade sometime soon, though.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    One thing they need to do I forgot to mention in my last post is decrease the amount of bezel.buoy can get more screen without making the phone physically bigger. It looks a little cleaner to with less bezel. Still sweet looking(droid x)

  • http://Website Richard

    I like what I am seeing here. It seems clear that Lg plans on clearing a path for themselves which we all will benefit from and I welcome that. Now it’s time to see what my beloved htc/sprint may have up there sleeve… Can’t wait

  • http://www.facebook.com/shuttergeekphotography Brandon Henley

    Here’s hoping for AWS! Come on Magenta!

  • http://Website SoSerious

    sounds like the phone sprint will be announcing very soon ;-)

    • http://Website Tito!

      No Buddy. The only expected upcoming device coming to Sprint is an HTC (:

  • http://Website Tito!

    Here’s to hoping (and it most likely will) it comes with T-Mobile flavoring (:

    • http://Website Sam

      I’m not sure what you mean by that, but I don’t want this device to come with T-mobile’s shitty UI that’s on the Mytouch phones.

      I hope LG realizes that we phones running stock Android.

  • http://Website dim

    Yyeeeessssss that’s the way to go !!!
    Thank yoooooouuuuu LG!
    Make it button-less android 3.0 with NFC and the world market is yours!!

    • http://Website nico

      button less isn’t for phone.
      how to make return or menu ?
      the 3.0 for phone doesn’t have button on the screen (take too much place)

  • http://Website Frank

    Does anyone really care about 3D on a phone? Sounds very gimicky to me. How about a smartphone that actually has fantastic sound and that makes great calls (manufacturers of smartphones seem to neglect the PHONE part). How about focusing on battery life in conjunction with speedy processors? And, here’s a novel idea: let’s try to customize Android a little less so that releasing updates will be quicker and less painless for all parties involved. Thanks!

    • http://Website Brett

      Yeah, I agree with you. I would rather buy a phone with high resolution screen and great battery life, instead of a 3D phone.

      I’m not going to buy a 3D phone for at least one year because I don’t think the 3D techonogly is good enough yet.

      Sure, this phone probably will be a great phone, but it’s probably going to have poor battery life.

    • http://Website jp

      I agree with Frank. A phone that works properly as a phone would be great. I would like to add that a phone that is not trying to be a tablet would be nice too. I want something small enough to fit in my pocket comfortably. I have a Palm Pre because I like the small size. The phone has some issues but there are not many options if you want a small sized phone with lots of smart phone features.

  1. UniqueNateGuest 4 years ago

    They make all kind of products besides phones so yea, they have plenty of potential to make awesome phones. They just need to put in the effort.

    Taylor,
    If you still think that on Feb 7 HTC and Sprint will announce a 3D phone, do you think it will be better then this phone LG is looking to show? Do you think it will at least give it some competition?
    Hopefully this is what Sprint has. I find it a little funny they mention FIRST and Sprint is looking to do another FIRST. About a week left to see. I can’t wait to see beautified shots of it so we can actually see the in depth look of a 3D display.
    The only 3D display I ever seen was the tweak I put in my iPod Touch 4th gen. It uses the acceleromter to make the wallpaper 3D when you move it. It actually is amazing. I’m sure this is on another level though that LG has.

    • CGuest 4 years ago

      This is my big question – what implications does this have for the Sprint announcement? I find it hard to believe that if Sprint is in fact announcing the “first” 3D phone that they didn’t have an offering from LG on their radar. Still, I’m pretty convinced that Sprint will be announcing a 3D phone. I’d say that this LG could be on Sprint, but it doesn’t make sense that they’d allow LG to undermine their much-hyped even on the 7th.

      I guess I’ve waited this long so I can wait seven more days to find out. I’d really like to upgrade sometime soon, though.

  2. UniqueNateGuest 4 years ago

    One thing they need to do I forgot to mention in my last post is decrease the amount of bezel.buoy can get more screen without making the phone physically bigger. It looks a little cleaner to with less bezel. Still sweet looking(droid x)

  3. RichardGuest 4 years ago

    I like what I am seeing here. It seems clear that Lg plans on clearing a path for themselves which we all will benefit from and I welcome that. Now it’s time to see what my beloved htc/sprint may have up there sleeve… Can’t wait

  4. Here’s hoping for AWS! Come on Magenta!

  5. SoSeriousGuest 4 years ago

    sounds like the phone sprint will be announcing very soon ;-)

  6. Tito!Guest 4 years ago

    Here’s to hoping (and it most likely will) it comes with T-Mobile flavoring (:

    • SamGuest 4 years ago

      I’m not sure what you mean by that, but I don’t want this device to come with T-mobile’s shitty UI that’s on the Mytouch phones.

      I hope LG realizes that we phones running stock Android.

  7. dimGuest 4 years ago

    Yyeeeessssss that’s the way to go !!!
    Thank yoooooouuuuu LG!
    Make it button-less android 3.0 with NFC and the world market is yours!!

    • nicoGuest 4 years ago

      button less isn’t for phone.
      how to make return or menu ?
      the 3.0 for phone doesn’t have button on the screen (take too much place)

  8. FrankGuest 4 years ago

    Does anyone really care about 3D on a phone? Sounds very gimicky to me. How about a smartphone that actually has fantastic sound and that makes great calls (manufacturers of smartphones seem to neglect the PHONE part). How about focusing on battery life in conjunction with speedy processors? And, here’s a novel idea: let’s try to customize Android a little less so that releasing updates will be quicker and less painless for all parties involved. Thanks!

    • BrettGuest 4 years ago

      Yeah, I agree with you. I would rather buy a phone with high resolution screen and great battery life, instead of a 3D phone.

      I’m not going to buy a 3D phone for at least one year because I don’t think the 3D techonogly is good enough yet.

      Sure, this phone probably will be a great phone, but it’s probably going to have poor battery life.

    • jpGuest 4 years ago

      I agree with Frank. A phone that works properly as a phone would be great. I would like to add that a phone that is not trying to be a tablet would be nice too. I want something small enough to fit in my pocket comfortably. I have a Palm Pre because I like the small size. The phone has some issues but there are not many options if you want a small sized phone with lots of smart phone features.