News by Dan Seifert on Friday June 17, 2011.
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LG has issued a press release to remind everyone about the Optimus 3D smartphone that it plans on eventually releasing. The release did not give us any information on an exact street date, but it did say that the phone will be launching worldwide in the next few weeks, with European customers getting the first shot at it.
As a refresher, the Optimus 3D features a 4.3-inch, WVGA display that is capable of displaying 3D content without the requirement of special 3D glasses. The dual-camera configuration on the back of the phone is capable of capturing stills and video in 3D as well, with 3D video in 720p resolution, or 2D video in 1080p resolution. LG touts the processor as "Tri-Dual", which means that it is a dual-core CPU with dual-channel RAM and a dual-channel board configuration. In layman's terms, it means the Optimus 3D should be plenty fast.
Unfortunately, today's release did not give any indication on whether the Optimus 3D would be bumped up from the Android 2.2 Froyo we saw on it back at Mobile World Congress in February and launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead. When we got some hands-on time with the smartphone back then, we were impressed with the quality of the 3D effect in both photos and for gaming purposes.
We will be following the launch of the Optimus 3D and will bring more news as it comes.
Dan is MobileBurn.com's Editor-in-Chief. Based in Poughkeepsie in New York, Dan can be found on Twitter as @DCSeifert.