The ever-evolving world of smartphones will enter another new era on July 1st, as the LG Optimus 3D – the first 3D mobile handset – goes on sale in the UK.
A total of 20 Carphone Warehouse outlets and four leading Best Buy shops will stock the 3D phone, which runs Google’s Android 2.2 FroYo operating system.
As well as the 4.3-inch WVGA stereoscopic display, which allows users to view 3D content without special glasses, the device also has a dual-lens rear-mounted five-megapixel camera which allows for HD recording and stills of 3D content.
Graham Stapleton, chief commercial officer at the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy, is positive that July 1st 2011 will prove to be a red-letter day in smartphone development.
He said: ‘It’s safe to say that 3D technology is growing, with more events and entertainment being screened in 3D than ever.
‘The LG Optimus 3D features some groundbreaking technology and we’re proud to be able to offer the world’s first 3D smartphone exclusively at the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy.’
Research by uSwitch recently revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S2 is the UK’s favourite smartphone at the moment, knocking Apple’s iPhone4 back into second place.
However, the price comparison site warns that the LG Optimus 3D will provide the Samsung device with serious competition next month.