The 3D mobile phone trend died pretty quickly, but not before LG launched their Optimus 3D Android smartphone. The device features a dual-camera array that snaps stereoscopic 3D photos, along with a 4.3-inch 480×800 display.
The Optimus 3D hit the FCC back in July, and today internal photos of the device were released by the FCC. We get a good look at the Optimus 3D’s Sandisk flash memory and Samsung SDRAM. Also visible is the device’s 3D camera array, which resides just above the Optimus 3D’s battery.
Check out the full Optimus 3D gallery below:
Earlier this week, the LG P920h made an appearance on the FCC. You probably know this device better as the Optimus 3D, LG’s dual core 3D Android 2.2 smartphone that features a 4.3” 800 x 480 LCD screen. The P920h won FCC approval for GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V, suggesting that this is AT&T’s version of the Optimus 3D. AT&T has already announced plans to launch the device, which will be renamed the Thrill 4G.
We’re looking forward to seeing the Thrill 4G’s 3D capabilities in action. The device can take 720p HD 3D video, or 1080p 2D video at 30fps, with its two 5MP cameras.
No word on pricing or a release date yet, but with FCC approval taken care of we’d expect to see the Thrill 4G soon.
It looks like LG’s Optimus 3D is slowly but surely making its way to the United States. Today the device, which is also known as the P920, made an appearance on the FCC with GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands 1700 and 1900. The device’s WCDMA 1700 band corresponds to T-Mobile’s AWS service in the United States, a good indication that we will be seeing the Optimus 3D on T-Mobile soon.
The Optimus 3D features a 4.3” screen with a 480 x 800 resolution, 8GB internal storage with 512MB of RAM, microSD storage supported up to 32GB, dual 5MP rear cameras for 3D video and photos, 1080p 2D out and 720p 3D out, Bluetooth, WiFi and an FM radio. The device currently runs Android 2.2, but is expected to receive an upgraded to Android 2.3 soon.
No word on pricing or availability yet, although you can currently purchase an Optimus 3D from several cell phone importers. T-Mobile is already expected to carry a slew of LG devices, including the LG Black, LG Optimus 2x (renamed the G2X) and G-Slate tablet. It looks like we’ll be able to add the Optimus 3D to this list soon.
Other dual core smartphones, such as the LG Optimus 2x, Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Motorola Atrix 4G also performed admirably, while the iPhone 4 and iPad were running with the middle-of-the-pack at best. The Nexus S also fared rather well, despite sporting a single core, and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G was near the top of the pack as well.
So should you buy your next smartphone based on these benchmarks? Probably not. If you look at the results, the difference between the top 5 phones in each category was quite small – you’re better off looking at feature set than benchmarks. Additionally, the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic and HTC ThunderBolt didn’t make it on the list, so there will be yet more competition at the top of the heap. Still, you can’t deny that the LG Optimus 3D did the company proud, and at least for now owns the crown as the world’s most powerful smartphone.
Thanks to website Pocket-Lint, we got a quick glimpse at the LG Optimus 3D today in a teaser vid for the device. By adjusting the video’s brightness a bit, we get a good look at the device’s dual cameras and flash. You can also see what appears to be a mini HDMI port and a 3.5mm jack.
The video, which you can see here, shows what is likely a CGI render of the Optimus 3D, not the real deal. Still, we have to say that we like the device’s sleek glossy black exterior (although fingerprints will likely be a big pain with this phone) as well as the compact 3D camera array.
Actual pictures of the device will likely appear at Mobile World Congress, next week. Until then, check out a couple more screen shots from the teaser vid after the jump.
This morning images of a supposed 3D phone from LG hit the Internets, above, and by this evening the device was confirmed with an official press release from LG. The device, known as the Optiums 3D, is billed as the world’s first 3D smartphone. It features a dual-lens camera for recording 3D, as well as a glasses-free LCD panel for viewing 3D content. The device also has HDMI out and DLNA support.
No word on pricing or a release date, but LG will unveil more at Mobile World Congress on February 14th.