Photos : LG Optimus 3D Smartphone

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LG used the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset in its Optimus 2X but chose to swap the component for a TI OMAP 4430 chipset instead, one which now apparently powers the world's most powerful smartphone according to their on-booth literature.

The Optimus 3D is the first handset to come with a 3D screen and even comes with two 5-megapixel cameras for taking 3D photos and video footage; it was prominently featured at Texas Instruments booth, in the same was as Nvidia used the LG Optimus 2X at CES 2011.

A spokesperson for LG told us that the company is trying to cover as much ground as possible and hedge its bets by collaborating with more than one manufacturer; unlike its archrival Samsung, LG does not design or manufacture chipsets.

He highlighted the fact that the phone was the first with a "tri-dual" architecture, one that combines dual core, dual channel and dual memory.

The handset has a 4.3-inch WVGA screen with a 1Ghz TI OMAP 4430 SoC which is a dual core Cortex A9 with a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU and a HDMI port; note that 2D is played at 1080p while 3D output is limited to 720p.

At 168g, the LG Optimus 3D is no lightweight although its impressive screen more than makes up for the few additional grams compared to your bog-standard superphone.