Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 14, 2011 – LG Electronics (LG) returns to Barcelona this year to introduce two new flagship devices at Mobile World Congress: the LG Optimus 3D, the world’s first full 3D smartphone, and the 3D-enabled LG Optimus Pad, a true 8.9” Android tablet designed to offer the full viewing experience of a tablet while still being easy to hold with one hand.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company 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.”
LG Optimus 3D
The eagerly-awaited LG Optimus 3D is a high-performance smartphone offering the world’s first full 3D experience. Introducing a number of innovative technological ‘firsts’, the Optimus 3D is a truly revolutionary smartphone that will change the way people use their phone.
The LG Optimus 3D’s dual 5MP lens camera allows users to capture and record 3D images and video anytime, anywhere. The bright 4.3-inch WVGA display lets users to view content without the use of glasses both in 2D (up to 1080p) and 3D (up to 720p). Users can also navigate through the device’s 3D interface with the click of LG’s unique 3D Hot Key, which presents five 3D-dedicated UIs, including Gallery, Camera, Game&Apps, YouTube 3D and 3D Guide.
3D content can easily be shared on 3D TVs and monitors via an HDMI 1.4 connection or users can upload and stream their 3D creations on YouTube’s dedicated 3D channel (youtube.com/3D) directly from their handset.
The LG Optimus 3D showcases the superior speed and power made possible with LG’s unique “tri-dual” technology: dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory. Unlike other dual-core smartphones, the LG Optimus 3D offers significant performance benefits as a result of the faster transfer of data between the dual-core and dual-memory. This enables users to browse web pages, multitask between programs, play games at a higher frame rate and enjoy movies more smoothly than ever before.
“Backed by a combination of superb performance and full 3D, we’re excited about the prospects of the LG Optimus 3D, taking the smartphone experience to a much higher level,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, “We’ve incorporated every feature for the power user and we think they’ll be pleased with what they see.”
The LG Optimus 3D will be available in Q2. The phone will initially be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The upgrade schedule will be announced in local markets in due course.
- 1GHz Dual-Core Dual-Channel processor (Texas Instruments OMAP4)
- 4.3-inch 3D WVGA screen
- 8GB memory and 4Gb LP DDR2
- 1,500 mAh battery
- 5MP dual-lens camera
- 2D: 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 recording and playback
- 3D: 720p H.264 SEI recording and playback
- HSPA+, DLNA/HDMI 1.4
- H.264, H.263, DivX, MKV, WMV-9, ASF, AVI, 3GP, MP4
LG Optimus Pad
The world’s first tablet with a 3D camera and screen, The LG Optimus Pad offers customers a completely new and immersive tablet experience. Powered by Google’s Android 3.0 platform (Honeycomb) and with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor, the compact 8.9-inch tablet provides a high-performing and fully immersive experience for its users.
Haven for Multimedia Enthusiasts
Equipped with a 3D camera, LG Optimus Pad users can capture stunning images and video on the tablet and then transfer them to 3D TVs or upload via YouTube 3D. With 1080p Full HD decoding, movie enthusiasts can transfer high quality content to their TVs without any loss in picture quality. Gamers will delight in the wide collection of console-quality games available through the Tegra Zone app that runs seamlessly on the LG Optimus Pad. For the more business minded, the built-in video conferencing feature will be a much appreciated addition.
Easy Portability, Ideal Viewing
Sized at 8.9-inch diagonally and 149.4-mm horizontally, the LG Optimus Pad’s proportions strike a perfect balance between display size and mobility. The Optimus Pad’s 15:9 aspect ratio allows users access to the full range of applications in Android Market and the 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution displays multimedia content in full widescreen format.
Powerful, Fast and Versatile Platform
The LG Optimus Pad is powered by Android 3.0, Google’s latest platform optimised for tablets, which supports larger display resolutions and applications specifically designed for tablets, including Google eBooks, Google Maps 5, and Google Talk. Android 3.0 also makes the LG Optimus Pad easy to use with a more intuitive PC-like interface. The LG Optimus Pad fully utilises the 1 GHz Dual Core CPU of NVIDIA Tegra 2 to deliver lag-free web browsing and quick app start up. The superb graphics and multitasking capabilities of NVIDIA Tegra 2 enables the LG Optimus Pad to run multiple apps simultaneously and handle rich multimedia with ease.
“With a flood of tablets hitting the market, we felt strongly that the LG Optimus Pad needed to set a new standard for what a tablet should be,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, “We think the LG Optimus Pad achieves the right blend of portability and immersive display with no performance compromises.”
The LG Optimus Pad will begin shipping in local markets starting in March.
Also on show at MWC
Providing customers with unrivalled choice, LG will also be showcasing two other outstanding smartphones at MWC; the Optimus 2X – the world’s first dual core smartphone and the Optimus Black – one of the lightest smartphones on the market with one of the brightest screens available.
LG Optimus 2X
The world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor, the LG Optimus 2X was developed in partnership with graphics processor powerhouse, NVIDIA. The dual-core Tegra 2 system found in the LG Optimus 2X boasts low power consumption and high performance. The LG Optimus 2X makes for faster, smoother web browsing and multitasks with virtually no screen lag. With 1080p HD video playback and recording the LG Optimus 2X is capable of expanding content on external displays to Full HD quality, offering a console-like gaming experience.
LG Optimus Black
One of the world’s slimmest and lightest Android smartphones, the LG Optimus Black is already a hit, having recorded more than two million pre-orders in 20 countries since its introduction at CES. Now, a range of special-edition LG Optimus Black handsets will be unveiled featuring designs courtesy of the Keith Haring Foundation.
The LG Optimus Black features a 4-inch NOVA display for optimal brightness and readability under any lighting conditions while simultaneously cutting energy consumption by 50 percent compared to conventional LCDs.
For more information, visit the LG stand at 8B178 in Hall 8, Fira de Barcelona or go to the online newsroom at www.lgnewsroom.com/MWC2011.