LG releases the Optimus 3D Max in Europe Today


LG is proud to push the Optimus 3D Max to the masses in Europe today. Although the whole mobile 3D hasn’t really taken off like manufacturers had hope, LG still had a device it wants to share and throw in the mix. The LG Optimus 3D Max sports the following features: Android 2.3, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 5mega-pixel  rear cameras with  3D video and capture, VGA front-facing camera, 4.3-inch WVGA 3D screen protected by Gorilla Glass, and Near Field Communication (NFC).

This year’s  Mobile World Congress is where the LG Optimus 3D Max was announced along with a few other devices from LG. This particular LG phone is packed with a new 3D Converter to bring to life 2D content and display content from the likes of Google Earth and Google Maps into glasses-free 3D. The device will offer high resolution conversion to your TV via Mobile High-Definition Link (MHDL). Even as we discussed in March, Gameloft has jump aboard the 3D train and announced a number of games that will feature 3D play and will be available in LG’s Smart World.

Jump past the break for the full press release.


(SEOUL–Korea Newswire) April 23, 2012 — LG’s latest achievement in the glasses-free 3D space — the Optimus 3D Max — will kick-off its global roll-out today starting in Europe. As first seen at Mobile World Congress 2012, the second-generation 3D smartphone boasts an enhanced chipset and more enticing 3D entertainment features in a slimmer and lighter body.

“We are deliberately pushing the limits of mobile entertainment innovation with the Op-timus 3D Max,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “This device has evolved significantly since we introduced the first Optimus 3D at Mobile World Congress in 2011. Our second generation glasses-free 3D smartphone is as thin and light as any other high-end smartphone while still de-livering a spectacular picture in either 2D or 3D.”

The Optimus 3D Max now includes a new 3D Converter which allows for a greater va-riety of 3D content as it converts 2D content from Google Earth, Google Maps and oth-er mapping apps into 3D. Visitors at MWC 2012 also raved about the device’s unique 3D video editor which allows the editing of 3D video on the phone in real time. And the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone enables users to easily toggle between 2D and 3D. The Optimus 3D Max includes 3D-style cubicle icons in addition to its customizable icons which can be amended by applying the users’ own photos through the Icon Customizer feature.

Additional features, which will be available through an upcoming maintenance release (MR), include a HD Converter to offer high resolution content to be viewed on a TV connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and Range Finder, which cal-culates the distance between the camera and a subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation.

As for its new form-factor, the Optimus 3D Max is 2mm slimmer and 20g lighter than its predecessor, measuring only 9.6 mm thin and weighing 148g. The 5MP camera on the rear captures both photos and video in 3D using its dual lenses. The recorded material can be viewed directly on the smartphone in glasses-free 3D or on a 3D capable computer monitor or TV.

About the Author: Adam Johnson

Adam was born and raised in Florida. Once a grown man traveled around the country working as a contract 3D mechanical designer. Finally settled in Gainesville, FL doing the same work in a permanent position for a global medical device company. His interest in mobile devices started with his Motorola Q9h which sported Windows Mobile 6.1. Unfortunately he was captured by the enemy and owned an iPhone3G for a short while, but that didn't last long through some dealings with the mobile carrier at the time. Finally he found a happy secure place among the Android community, starting with his HTC EVO 4G and hasn't looked back. All during his time with these various smartphones, he's dug deep into them, hacking away to get the best performance he could, all the while making his devices unique. As new Android devices are always on the horizon, he can't say what his next device will be, but he is Android for life, and his passion for all things Google will stand fast.