Because cell phones could always be a little thinner, LG saw it fit to make the Optimus 3D 2 just 7mm thick. It’s pretty impressive, but the first thing that comes to mind is how much battery size and life might have been sacrificed. It’s sorta important, you know, with a 3D phone and all. At any rate, it’s coming in 2012, which means LG fans who happen to love the Optimus line and 3D phones won’t have to wait an eternity for it.
Speaking to us in a one-to-one briefing, technology evangelist and one of the developers of the first 3D handset, LG’s Dr Henry Noh, explained that the feature he’ll be looking to improve upon is its waistline: “Everyone knows that this [LG Optimus 3D] is not the slimmest and sexiest phone on the street. We want to make it a little slimmer,” he said.
“These days, all the phones look the same. They have a huge screen – 4.3-inches is normal these days – and next year they’re moving even larger. And they have a fixed number of touch buttons. They’re the same thickness. They have the same camera. And even the same OS. It’s so boring.”
Wait, so LG’s idea of setting itself apart from the crowd is by making its smartphone even thinner? O.K.
It isn’t really a surprise that almost all Android smartphones look the same. Just two years ago, I could spot a cell phone from across the room and immediately recognize the make and model. These days, with the same sized screens and designs, the only immediately distinguishable smartphone from afar is the iPhone with its metal frame and glass panels.
Good for LG, though, for making a 3D phone that thin. Although I still think that 3D phones are a gimmick that’s going to die out faster than the Kin had a chance to take a breath, I’ve seen a few of them floating around in the real world, which means some of you might have eyeballs of steel if they aren’t killing your vision.
Any interest out there for a smartphone that is impossibly thin and full of 3D capabilities?