After relentless months of continuous teasing, LG’s Optimus 3D, the company’s first 3D smartphone has finally landed locally. The Optimus 3D still sports a large, 4.3-inch 3D LCD touchscreen, a dual-core, 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 8GB of storage and comes with a 3D capable 5 megapixel camera for taking 3D photos and videos (though you’re limited to 720P for 3D videos, 1080P for good ol’ 2D).
In line with their partnership with Gameloft, the Optimus 3D will also ship with a 10 3D games, including Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, N.O.V.A. — Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance and Let’s Golf! 2. Users will be able to play 3 games on the device immediately, with the other 7 being available as a free download.
Sadly, the Optimus 3D will initially sport Froyo (Android 2.2) when it hits stores, but will be eligible for a Gingerbread update (and hopefully, Ice Cream Sandwich). The device is also able to output 3D to capable TV sets. The 3D effect doesn’t require glasses, and for the most part does its job well. The question remains though if the draw of 3D is going to be enough for people to drop the required Php 29,999 on the device.