LG Unveils the Optimus 3D P920 – The First Glasses-Free 3D Android Smartphone
LG just shot ahead of its competitors by unveiling the first ever 3D Android smartphone.
The Optimus 3D P920 looks like a regular Android 2.2 smartphone but is very uniquely designed as it comes with the world’s first 4.3-inch stereoscopic LCD screen with dual 5MP cameras that work together to capture 3D videos and photos that can be even uploaded to YouTube 3D. 3D content captured by the Optimus 3D can be enjoyed without the use of special 3D eyeglasses.
To support the impressive 3D content, the Optimus 3D is powered by the world’s first dual-core OMAP 4 processor coupled with dual-channel 512MB memory. With this setup, the Optimus is perfect for gaming and handling 3D video. However, 3D videos are limited to 720p resolution, while regular 2D capture is in full HD.
And since 3D is the main attraction here, a side-mounted hotkey will launch a special 3D UI with shortcuts to various 3D-enabled apps, such as Camera, Gallery, Apps & Games, YouTube 3D and the 3D guide.
For the 3D effect (which can be turned on and off at will) to work you need to position the phone just right; once you do it, though, the effect is quite convincing, especially in gaming. LG has included several 3D-enabled games with the device, including a first person shooter called Nova and a game of golf, both of which are quite fun to play on the 3D screen.
- Weight 168g
- Internal 8 GB storage with microSD, up to 32GB
- LG 3D UI
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU
- HDMI port
- 1080p@24fps (2D), 720@30fps (3D) playback
- Camera – Dual 5 MP, 2560х1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3
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