The LG Optimus 3D Max improves on the original with its svelte 9.6mm body, integrated NFC smarts and included 3D video editing software
A Preview of the LG Optimus 3D Max
The LG Optimus 3D Max, known as the 3D Cube in LG's hometown of Korea is the company's second 3D smartphone, and looks set to impress with its enhanced spec sheet.
The handset, as expected, is much slimmer than its chunky older brother, measuring in at 126.8 x 67.4 x 9.6 mm. The 3D Max also tips the scales as a pocket friendly 148g, 20g lighter than its last-gen sibling.
It may tout a slimmer, ligher chassis, but the Optimus 3D Max manages to pack a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, which comes paired with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. LG has already promised that an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is on its way too, which will equip the phone with a slick new UI, Face Unlocking smarts, Android Beam NFC support and Google's all-new People application.
Things start to get interesting when it comes to the display, which is a 4.3-inch autostereoscopic glasses-free touchscreen. Here, you can view 3D movies and play 3D games, and LG are also touting the fact that the phone also boasts a 3D tweaked version of Google Maps.
The Optimus 3D Max, like its sibling, will also feature 5 megapixel dual-stereoscopic cameras as its 2011 sibling, capable of shooting 720p HD 3D footage, and 2D video in 1080p quality. Thanks to the onboard HDMI and DLNA tech, you'll also be able to mirror 3D footage to your 3D TV, and the 3D Max is the first phone to arrive equipped with onboard 3D video editing tools. You'll also find a VGA webcam on the front of the handset for video calling.
Improving on LG's original 3D smartphone, the handset also arrives touting 16GB of included storage (with microSD expansion), integrated NFC technology, a 1520mAh battery and high-speed HSDPA intertnet connectivity.
Following Mobile World Congress 2012, the LG Optimus 3D Max will make its official debut in Korea in March. UK availability details are still to be confirmed.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
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LG Optimus 3D Max Specifications
126.8mm x 67.4mm x 9.6mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: 3D HD-IPS LCD
Size: 4.3 inches
Resolution: 720 x 1280
Interface: LG 3D UI
Integrated NFC Chip
External: microSD up to 32GB
CPU: 1.2GHz Dual core
A-GPS with maps
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and LED Flash
1080p Video Recording
At 30 fps
Front facing camera with video calling
Battery Capacity: 1520 mAh
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV