A couple of days ago, we brought you the news about LG’s second generation 3D phones, dubbed the Optimus 3D 2 or the CX2. The fact that the Korean company is concentrating on another 3D phone probably means the phone was a hit, at least in some markets, possibly Korea, itself. At MWC, next month, they’ll be unveiling the successor to the Optimus 3D and rumor has it that it will launch with a retail name of 3D MAX or Optimus 3D MAX. Word has it that they may just lose the ‘Optimus’ tag in the title altogether. We guess they don’t want to get into a tussle with Hasbro, the way Asus did with the Transformer. Other than some leaked photoshop images, we don’t know what the final product will actually look like, so it could be the one you see below or something completely different.

The successor is coming soon

The successor is coming soon

There’s no change in specifications from the last time we saw it. The phone will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor based on the TI OMAP chipset. It will also sport a 4.3-inch WVGA NOVA 3D display, which should give a much better 2D to 3D effect. The camera, sadly, will remain a 5MP shooter, but whether or not it gets 1080p recording is yet to be seen. Perhaps the worse piece of news is that it will still be running Gingerbread and not Ice Cream Sandwich, which makes LG the laziest smartphone manufacturer when it comes to the choice of OS. Well, technically second, compared to the ones that don’t bother releasing updates at all. In the other camp, there’s no rumour yet from HTC about any sequel to the Evo 3D. Looks like the company is focusing on getting their quad-core phone up and running before the big day.

Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications that we know of, so far:

Android Gingerbread

  • 4.3-inch WVGA NOVA display with a resolution of 480 x 800
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 5 Megapixel rear camera
  • DLNA-capable, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • 21Mbps HSPA, NFC

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