There are two types of people in this world – those that care about 3D in their gadgets, and those who don’t. The former may be interested to know that LG’s first 3D handset, the Optimus 3D, will hit Australian Optus stores early next month for $0 up front on a $59 cap plan over 24 months.
The Optimus 3D does have to get some respect from ever the harshest 3D haters for the amount of tech squeezed in. While the phone’s a bulky unit, it does include a 1500mAh battery, two 5MP cameras plus a dual core processor with dual memory. There’s a 4.3-inch 3D screen, HDMI 1.4 output and the phone will come with 10 3D games on offer from Gameloft for free.
Disappointingly, the phone will only ship with Android 2.2, although LG promises an upgrade to Gingerbread sometime in the future.
The handset is exclusively launching with Optus, who have made some fairly significant additions to the menu system – Optus apps are at the top by design, and getting to your own downloaded apps may take some scrolling, from first impressions.
Optus claim you’ll get about 4-4.5 hours worth of 3D video playback or 3D gaming, which is pretty good considering how much grunt is needed to run that kind of stuff.
With an RRP of $799, this is a little too bulky for my taste, but it certainly is a powerhouse.