LG launches 3D smartphone, Optimus Pad

Two new flagship devices are able to capture 3D images and video

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LG launches 3D smartphone, Optimus Pad LG unveiled its LG Optimus 3D smartphone and the LG Optimus Pad with Android Honeycomb OS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  February 14, 2011

LG Electronics has introduced two new flagship devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the LG Optimus 3D smartphone and the LG Optimus Pad with Android Honeycomb OS.

"I'm confident that this year, LG will emerge as a leader in the next generation of smartphone and tablet devices," said Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "What you see here today is just the beginning ­‑ we will continue to innovate with products that address consumer needs and deliver benefits that live up to our ‘Life's Good' commitment."

The LG Optimus 3D has a dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory architecture and comes equipped with a 1GHz OMAP4 dual-core processor and four times more video decoders than competing designs.

According to LG, the LG Optimus 3D smartphone doubles the graphics performance of its nearest competitor and provides the world's first full 3D experience covering the full spectrum from recording to viewing and sharing 3D content.

The device features a dual-lens camera that enables users to capture 3D images which can then be viewed on the 4.3-inch WVGA glasses-free display.

Connectivity options including HDMI and DLNA also make it easy for users to transfer their recorded content to other devices.

The LG Optimus Pad has a 8.9-inch display and is designed to be comfortable to use one-handed. The tablet has a 15:9 aspect ratio and Full HD 1080p decoding on a 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution widescreen display.

LG's tablet runs on a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and is the world's first tablet with a built-in 3D camera, enabling users to capture images and video content to be viewed on a high definition 3D TV or shared on the web via YouTube 3D.

LG has been bolstering its premium smartphone line-up for 2011, beginning with the launch of its dual-core smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X at CES in January. They also introduced the LG Optimus Black and the company's first 4G LTE compatible phone, the LG Revolution.

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