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LG is set to unveil the world’s first “full 3D” smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D, at the 2011 Mobile World Congress, to be held in Barcelona later this month (14-17 Feb).

According to LG the Optimus 3D will include a 3D camera, working via a dual-lens camera at the back of the device. This will enable users to produce their own 3D content, while also being able to view this on the phone’s LCD panel without the need for 3D glasses, much like Nintendo’s new 3DS and Fujifilm’s FinePix REAL 3D W3.
 
Also included are connectivity options such as HDMI to connect the phone to HD televisions or monitors, and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) for instant 3D content sharing between other DLNA certified devices.
 
Not much else is forthcoming from LG at this stage, most probably since they would prefer to keep some secrets for the unveiling at MWC. But it is speculated that the phone, just like their Optimus 2X, will run the powerful 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, also including Android 2.2 as operating system.
 
LG claims it’s the first full 3D smartphone on the market, but just how much its 3D differs from Sharp’s Galapogos 3D phone, that already made an appearance at CES in January this year, is yet to be seen.
 
 “The age of the intellectual mobile phone is here. With the introduction of our full 3D graphics on the new LG Optimus 3D everyone and anyone will have a chance to enjoy a true, out of this world, 3D experience without hassle,’’ says Dr Michelle Potgieter, marketing and communications director of LG Electronics South Africa.
 
LG Electronics South Africa has recently appointed JM Lee as its new CEO.
 
UPDATE: The LG Optimus 3D will be in SA from June 2011. 

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