LG Optimus 3D Max smartphone announced for MWC 2012
LG's first 3D handset was known for being impressive but still fairly bulky as a handset, rivalled only by the HTC EVO 3D, again, not exactly svelte
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LG have unveiled their successor to the LG Optimus 3D with the LG Optimus 3D Max for MWC 2012, boasting some minor hardware updates but some serious software changes inside.
While the original gained generally positive reviews, many of the issues were surrounding the quality of the glassesless 3D, a feature which LG is hoping to improve upon.
LG Optimus 3D Max specs
The LG Optimus 3D Max will not being joining the ranks of quad-core smartphones coming this year, instead opting for a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM making it more than multi-task capable.
Most notable will be the 4.3-inch WVGA 3D screen that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 making it not only visually impressive but also durable to any loose keys in pockets.
With a 5MP dual-camera on the back letting you shoot both 3D video and 3D stills the LG Optimus 3D Max comes with 8GB of internal memory.
LG Optimus 3D Max features
Like the recently anounced Optimus Vu the LG Optimus 3D Max will not be running Ice Cream Sandwich instead using a 3D skinned version of Gingerbread with LG promising an Android 4.0 update shortly.
Headlining alongside the 3D is LG's Tag+ features which will utilise the built-in NFC and, through a series of customisable 'tags' let you swipe your phone into different profile settings.
3D has also seen some improvements with the LG Optimus 3D Max now offering improved 2D to 3D conversion letting you view Google Maps, Google Earth and also 2D images in 3D thanks to some serious on board software.
LG Optimus 3D Max release date
With the LG Optimus 3D Max Korean release date set for March LG have confirmed that a European release date will be shortly afterwards so expect to see it appearing in stores around April or May.