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Optus Nabs First 3D Smartphone LG Optimus 3D, Coming July

The LG Optimus 3D is the first smartphone to include glasses-free 3D and 3D video capturing, with two 5 megapixel cameras retrofitted into the device.

On the 3D side, the cameras can pick up 3MP 2048×1536 pixel resolution images in 3D and records at 720p at 30fps in 3D. In 2D mode, image quality and video recording is improved.

The user interface has been customised for the 3D experience on the 4.3 inch WVGA display. A ‘3D Hot Key’ on the phone’s side switches between 3D and 2D content on the fly. There are five 3D-dedicated content categories, including the Gallery, Camera, Games & Apps, YouTube 3D and 3D Guide.

The phone as a whole is speeded up by its ‘tri-dual’ configuration that sees it running dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory on its 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, boosting performance over other smartphones currently utilising 1GHz processors. It also holds 8GB storage (not including added microSD storage) and 512MB of DDR2 RAM.

Find full pricing and availability in Australia over the page.

The slimline phone sports similar but slightly larger dimensions to the recently released Samsung Galaxy S 2, shaping up to 128.8 x 68 x 11.9mm and weighing only 168 grams.

On the downside, it comes shipped with Android’s Froyo (2.2) operating system, rather than the latest 2.3. This will be upgradable to 2.3, but just when the update will be available is yet to be announced.

The LG Optimus 3D will be available through Optus from “early July” for $0 up front on Optus’ $59 Cap. Otherwise, the RRP sits at $799.