Jan 23 AT 1:34 PM Edgar Cervantes 16 Comments

LG Optimus 3D successor to come during Mobile World Congress

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It has been almost a year since LG set foot on stage at MWC, announcing the LG Optimus 3D (known as LG Thrill 4G in the US). This device was pretty exciting and revolutionary. Very few manufacturers have a glasses-free 3D option for their customers. Though an impressive device, most users expected more from the Optimus 3D. It seems LG is trying to make things better with a successor this year which it will unveil at the 2012 MWC, rumored to be named the LG CX2.

The LG CX2 is not as beefed up as some of the smartphones we are expecting, but it might bring some good improvements if you do not need stunning specs. According to PocketNow’s sources, this device will feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, a 4.3-inch WVGA NOVA display, an NFC chip, DLNA, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and an HSPA+21 antenna.

This smartphone will also be a bit thinner, measuring just under a centimeter (LG Optimus 3D is under 1.2 cm). Adding the NOVA display will help improve the brightness of the display. PocketNow is reporting that there will be a difference in brightness between 2D and 3D modes, though.

We will have to wait and see what LG has in store for the CX2 once this device is officially unveiled next month. As for the rest, it is expected to be pretty much the same as the LG Optimus 3D. For now, feel free to chime in in the comments section. Do you think this device is enough of an upgrade, or will you be skipping it?

Via: PocketNow

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  • spazby

    Can’t wait to see what else gets announced at that show… Samsung?

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Let’s hope for that number 3! :) And let’s hope this time it makes it to the States on time… :(

  • Louis A

    It’s funny how now people only look at Samsung to set the standard for Android phones. Good though

  • thekaz

    hmm… is 3D really that big a selling point?

    • cwjones4

      I wasn’t really impressed by any of the phones announced at CES, let hope MWC has a bigger splash and all of the phones announce come with ICS standard.

      • cwjones4

        as for 3D being a selling point, it looks like more and more manufacturers are moving that way. there’s rumors that the S3 will have 3D, as well as the next iPad.

  • ArticulateFool

    Never again LG… Ever since the g2x, I have been soured by your mobile offerings.

  • BigCiX

    Update my Thrill to 2.3 already!!!

  • Hall Lo

    idk but for me 3D isnt a selling point for me…

  • Dragonithe

    Burn all the physical buttons!

    No seriously, get rid of them android manufacturers.

  • Nathan D.

    I can’t wait to see what at MWC this year, CIS was just an appetizer for MWC because CIS wasn’t that great.

  • Andy_jr

    I would be very interested in 3D if it was done well. I haven’t seen the Optimus 3D, but the display on the EVO 3D wasn’t good enough for me to switch carriers (though I would have got it in a heartbeat if I was on Sprint, because it was a good phone overall). The Nintendo 3DS doesn’t do it for me either.

    We’ll see…

  • Cajj

    Hmmm… I’ll be curious to see how this turns out. As a former Evo3d owner I learned the hard way that 3d will only be a decent selling point if the manufacturer puts forth the effort. While it was cool initially it died off quickly because there just wasn’t enough content baked in to take advantage of 3d effect. Maybe that will change if more companies move towards 3d …

  • Tal

    3D for me is a huge selling point if made right.
    I am on the fence if my next device is a duo or a single … Note or a 3.5″ and a wifi only 7″ feeding off the small smartphone 3G.
    If the 7″ will also have 3D, quad core and under 500$, I will do it.

  • yankeesusa

    All i know is that I love the 3d on my evo3d. I use it all the time. At first I thought it was a gimmick but then I got used to it. some pictures in 3d are awesome and make the picture so much better. I hope htc keeps making 3d phones. I would get this lg phone but the ui on lg phones still isn’t good enough. HTC has it down pat with htc sense.