We heard that LG had a slimmer, sexier 3D phone in the works last year and here it is, the LG Optimus 3D Cube. Size wise it is pretty slender, measuring 126.8 x 67.4 x 9.6mm and weighing 148g – only 20 odd grams lighter than the chunky old LG Optimus 3D.
Coming with a 5-megapixel stereoscopic 3D camera rig like the previous LG Optimus 3D, shooting pictures and video and playing games in two and three dimensions is what the LG Optimus 3D Cube is mainly about. There’s a 5-megapixel camera round the front as well for video calls, self portraits and what have you.
The 4.3-inch screen features IPS (in plane switching) and can kick out 520 nits of brightness when in 2D mode, dimming down to 250 nits when you’re viewing 3D content. So we’re expecting great viewing angles and good outdoor legibility performance.
A 1.2GHz processor handles proceedings and a hefty 16GB of internal storage comes included.
As with Sony’s Xperia S, LG is launching a range of NFC tags in tandem with the LG Optimus 3D Cube. The ‘LG Tag Plus’ system lets you interact with stickers to engage sleep modes, offices modes and trigger all kinds of options on the Optimus 3D Cube without you having to faff about in the Settings menu.
Priced at 847000 South Korean won (which works out at £476), it’s not yet known if the LG Optimus 3D Cube will be released outside of SK Telecoms in Korea. The LG Optimus 3D is coming to the LG stands at Mobile World Congress; we’ll let you know if LG’s plans on availability for the Optimus 3D Cube change.