Joining the slew of announcements from LG is the LG Optimus 3D Max, the direct successor to its earlier LG Optimus 3D. At this rate, we wonder if LG has any surprise announcements to be made at the annual event held at Barcelona.
Nonetheless, here's what you'll need to know about the Optimus 3D Max. The updated 3D smartphone will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a dual 5-megapixel cameras for stereoscopic imaging. New to the Optimus 3D Max is near field communication (NFC) support. If anything, this is a year when NFC and contactless payment or data swapping should be taking center stage.
Unfortunately, the Optimus 3D Max will get the same Android treatment like all the other new LG smartphones that have been announced. With Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-loaded on the device, LG did state that the Ice Cream Sandwich update will be coming, though the update timeframe hasn't been confirmed.
Just a while back, we've also reported on LG's announcement of another glasses-free 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D Cube. While both devices are equipped with a 4.3-inch display, the Optimus 3D Max will sport a conventional LCD with a WVGA resolution, while the Cube will be armed with the Nova display that was first introduced on the LG Optimus Black.
Other features that might make a difference on the Optimus 3D Max includes an HD Converter that lets you experience games and apps in HD resolution when the device is connected to a HDTV. A 3D converter, as it name implies, will convert 2D games and apps for 3D viewing via its glasses-free display.
The Optimus 3D Max will be available in Korea from March 2012, with global availability coming up shortly after.
Source: GSM Arena