If you've ever wondered how you can watch 3D movies on your smartphone and capture and share 3D home video clips, then the LG Optimus 3D is almost definitely for you. However, if you're not into the whole 3D thing in a big way, then the Optimus 3D is almost definitely not for you.
The 4.3" touchscreen display is highly impressive. LG say that users can view 3D video of up to 720p resolution on it, or 2D video of up to 1080p resolution, although the screen itself is only a 480 x 800 pixel panel. We have absolutely no idea how the 3D works on this Optimus.. we suspect it's something to do with witchcraft.
On the back, the dual-lens 5 megapixel cameras are also capable of 720p 3D recording or 1080p 2D recording. 3D video can be played back via the Optimus 3D's HDMI port or DLNA, or alternatively uploaded to YouTube's upcoming 3D service.
At launch this will be an Android 2.2 device with an upgrade to 2.3 promised soon. It is an Android phone, so there are plenty of applications available for it and it can do a lot more than just 3D.
The LG Optimus 3D is certainly one of the most impressive smart phones that we've seen to date. But we don't think that there is a significant market for such a device at the moment.. and it isn't cheap either, retailing for between €650 to €700 at launch in Q2 2011.