LG’s shown that it still thinks 3D phones are the future by unveiling yet another new phone pre-MWC. The beefed up Optimus 3D Max is the successor to the world’s first 3D phone and aims to continue the headache-inducing pocket 3D experience we all know and love.
The Optimus 3D Max apparently packs “true performance muscle” – I’ll leave you to make your own mind up about that one. It comes equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP chip backed up by 1GB of RAM; 8GB of storage; a 1,520mAh battery; a dual lens five-megapixel 3D cam, and a 4.3-inch 3D WVGA display covered in the new Gorilla Glass 2.
Unfortunately the Max is saddled with Gingerbread, but it’s got NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to keep you connected, while being only 9.6mm thick. LG’s also touting 3D up-conversion for apps like Google Maps, Google Earth and “other road views” using an enhanced 3D converter.
The phone will be officially shown off at MWC next week, and will apparently see an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich “shortly after launch”. It’ll launch in Korea in March and the rest of the world soon after. I’m not convinced 3D on phones is the answer, but if you are you’ll have another option to pick from soon. [LG]