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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : LG Optimus 3D Max Comes To MWC

LG is not giving up on 3D it seems and as it has released the follow up to the LG Optimus 3D, which is now called the LG Optimus 3D Max.

Like its predecessor, the Optimus 3D Max comes with dual five megapixel cameras, a shortcut button to convert 2D content to 3D and a 4.3-inch WVGA 3D-capable capacitive display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

Upgrades are far and few though; it is thinner at 9.6mm and faster (a dual core 1.2GHz processor replacing the 1GHz TI OMAP SoC). Also in the mix is NFC and a new Tag+ feature that is also present in the LG Optimus Tag LTE and allows a tag to customise the handset just by swiping it.

The Optimus 3D Max runs on Android Gingerbread although one can expect Ice Cream Sandwich to be rolled out soon on the smartphone.

LG also says that the phone will have a LG ap that will allow the phone to do HD conversion and bring new additional camera features such as range finger.

Expect the phone to be released in Korea in March with other territories following by the end of Q2 with a comprehensive preview at Mobile World Congress next week.

The LG Optimus 3D Max however faces a tough challenge against the HTC Evo 3D which cost £229 at Asda (unlocked) and features superior hardware.

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