LG Confirms Optimus Glass-free 3D Smartphone For MWC 2011

LG has announced that it will be showcasing the world's first full 3D smartphone at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The launch event, which will be held on the 14th of February, will be dedicated to the Optimus 3D, the first handset that can record and view 3D images and videos without any additional glasses.

The Optimus 3D will feature a dual-lens camera for recording in 3D and a LCD panel that will allow 3D viewing; the phone is also DLNA compliant and comes with a HDMI port, which allows users to stream 3D content to other devices like a 3D flat panel screen.

It is likely that LG will use the screen it showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, one which uses "a series of light-blocking slits attached to the front of the LCD panel".

LG uses an applied parallax barrier technology which appears to be the same as the parallax barrier system co-developed by Hitachi and Sharp and used in the Nintendo 3DS.

The Optimus 3D should come with the same hardware specification as the Optimus 2x and possibly with a bigger 4.3-inch screen; expect the 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, the 1600mAh battery, the 8-megapixel camera with flash and AF, full HD recording capabilities and 8GB onboard memory.