In anticipation of the upcoming Mobile World Congress, LG has already taken the wraps off their newest smartphone, the Optimus 3D Max.  Sound familiar?  That’s because it’s an updated version of the Optimus 3D.

The LG Optimus 3D Max will sports a 1.2Ghz  Dual-Core processor (OMAP4430), a 4.3-inch 3D capable WVGA touchscreen with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2, a dual 5mp camera for 3D image and video capture, 1520mAh battery, HSPA connectivity, an HDMI connection, NFC support, Android 2.3, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

It’s capable of showing non 3D apps in 3D, but why you’d want to put yourself through that experience is anyone’s guess.  The original Optimus 3D was a compelling experience, though we only tested it for gaming and photo capturing.

The phone will measure 9.6mm thick and weigh 148g.  Storage will be limited to 8GB, though we assume there will be a microSD card slot, despite there being no mention of it in LG’s press release.  That all said, the Optimus 3D Max will be able to detect your location (car, home, etc) and automatically load a profile with your ideal settings.  Probably a tax on your battery, but a neat idea if they can get it right.

The LG Optimus 3D Max should see retail presence in Europe as of March and other markets shortly after.  Expect the name to vary when it comes to the US.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."