MWC: LG announces 3D handset and tablet


Company describes Android running devices which allow ‘glasses free’ 3D viewing as a “world first”

LG has unveiled two new flagship devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – the LG Optimus 3D and the 3D enabled LG Optimus Pad.

The Optimus 3D (pictured) which will be available in the UK in the second quarter, sports a dual 5 mega pixel lens camera and allows users to capture and record 3D images and video.

It also has a bright 4.3 inch WVGA display allowing users to view content without the use of 3D glasses in both 2D and 3D.

It will initially be released with Android 2.2 and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3.

The 8.9 inch LG Optimus Pad will powered by Android 3.3, Google’s latest platform specially designed for tablets and also allows users to view and capture 3D images.

It will begin shipping in local markets in March.

LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company president and chief executive Dr. Jong-seok Park said: “I’m confident that this year LG will emerge as a leader in the next generation of smartphone and tablet devices.

“What you see here today is just the beginning. We will continue to innovate with products that address consumer needs and deliver benefits that live up to our ‘Life’s Good’ commitment.”