AT&T announced it will be bringing the Thrill 4G to the market and this will be the Optimus 3D with its glasses-free 3D goodness.
We’ve taken a good look at the Optimus 3D at Mobile World Congress and you can check out our video of it below but you should know that the glasses-free 4.3-inch display on the Thrill 4G actually works. It’s not completely mind blowing but it’s definitely cool. Once apps are optimized for this type of glasses-free display, it should bring a new element to mobile gaming and entertainment. To help you find those apps, it will launch with the “LG 3D Space,” which will have games, clips and other content optimized for the screen.
The 3D doesn’t stop with the screen though, as the Thrill 4G also comes with a 5-megapixel camera that can record 3D videos at a 720p resolution. As we’ve seen with other LG dual-core phones like the Optimus 2X, the Thrill 4G will be able to record 2D at 1080p HD. The AT&T Thrill 4G will let you play back that 3D content on the display itself but you’ll also be able to stream it wirelessly to a capable TV via DLNA.
Even without the fancy display, the Thrill 4G is a pretty darn good phone in its own right. It features a dual-core, dual-channel processor for faster gaming and smoother operations and it will be powered by Android 2.2 (likely with some custom LG user interface). We can also look forward to this coming with 16 GB of memory, as 8 GB will be on board and it will be preloaded with an 8 GB MicroSD card.
No word on pricing or release date but I’d expect it in the next month or so for about $199 on contract. The extra dimension may give AT&T the courage to charge $250 for it, though.
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