LG has officially “launched” (whatever that means) the LG Optimus 3D, with a press release promising that us Europeans will be the first to get our hands on the autostereoscopic beast.
The LG Optimus 3D first reared its head at Mobile World Congress in February, and this new press release gives us lots more detail to chew on, particularly the phone’s “Tri-dual” – dual-core, dual-channel, dual-memory – configuration.
The press release explains: “LG’s Tri-Dual architecture pushes the LG Optimus 3D’s performance well beyond simple clock speed improvements. Other smartphones –- even those with higher clock speeds and dual-core technology –- suffer when it comes to actual performance because of the inefficiency inherent in a single-channel configuration.
“With a dual-channel configuration, data transfers take place simultaneously between the dual-core and dual-memory, resulting in noticeably faster performance. As a result, the LG Optimus 3D maximizes run-time efficiency leading to noticeably smoother, faster, and longer multitasking, browsing, gaming and multimedia enjoyment than ever before.”
I couldn’t have said that better myself. Er, hence the copy and paste action.
The LG Optimus 3D will support 1080p playback in 2D, and 720p in 3D, with dual 5MP cameras on the rear. According to the press release, it’ll ship with Froyo (Android 2.2) but will be upgradeable to Gingerbread.
Amazon reckons it’ll have stock on 21 July, while Clove is more optimistic with an expected July 11 release. Clove is the cheaper option, at £454.80.