Following in the footsteps of last year’s glasses-free 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D, LG Electronics will publicly unveil the Optimus 3D Max at the 2012 Mobile World Congress (MWC). With 3D technology and a sleeker design, the Optimus 3D Max provides a complete 3D entertainment platform and marks a big leap forward in the ever-expanding 3D ecosystem.

The Optimus 3D Max

The Optimus 3D Max

Here’s what the spec sheet looks like:

  • 4.3-inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor (OMAP4430)
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 8GB Internal Storage, 1GB Internal Memory
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • NFC, LG Tag+
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 5MP Dual-lens rear camera
  • 1,520 mAh battery

Some misc. features of this phone, include wireless connection with TV/ PC (with 3D video support) and HDMI connection to a 2D/3D TV/monitor up to 1080p via MHL. Along with this, it will have an HD Converter to offer HD quality on a TV connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), when transforming Open GL-based 2D games and applications to 3D and viewing Google Earth, a range finder to calculate the distance between the camera and the subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation and an out focusing shot to enhance camera quality using image processing and depth information.

As far as 3D capabilities are concerned, users can convert Google Earth, Google Maps and other road views into 3D, using the enhanced 3D Converter. Furthermore, 3D photos and videos captured by the Optimus 3D Max can also be viewed in a single-screen mode in 2D, using the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone to easily toggle between 2D and 3D.

The Optimus 3D Max was born from LG’s constant efforts to bring user entertainment experience to a higher level,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The introduction of the Optimus 3D last year ushered in a new era for smartphones and Optimus 3D Max is real proof of LG’s commitment to portable 3D entertainment.

The Optimus 3D Max will first launch in Korea in March and will gradually roll out in other markets, starting with Europe. The device will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from Android 2.3 Gingerbread, shortly after the launch.

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