LG Optimus “Glasses-Free” 3D: Price & Pre-Order Details

One of a long list of fantastic smartphones on its way to us this year, showcased last Sunday for the first time, revealing a packed list of specifications. We are talking about the LG Optimus smartphone running on Android 2.2 Froyo, and unlike many of the other contenders, what makes this little beauty different from the rest, is the inclusion of 3D.

Debbie here at OSM, gave you a rundown of what specifications you can expect to find which we will list further down, and along with this a leaked video was also seen at the recent MWC in Barcelona. But for those of you who already have this information, may be interested in its price and pre-order details.

Currently the phone is due to start shipping on Monday 25 April, and in order to safely have your handset before it officially goes on sale at retailers, pre-ordering has begun at Expansys. Click here for the official website. As well as this, 3anime.com have reported the device as being available from UK Orange, Three and T-Mobile. Price wise, indications from Pocketlint via Phones Review has stated that it will be £514.99.

Now going back to what the Optimus includes. For the price above, you can expect to find a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, which allows you to switch from 2D to 3D with the aid of a positioned 3D button. For some consumers, this question may have already been asked, along with whether the 3D will get in the way of everyday mobile usage? The answer to this is no. In terms of power, it will run on a 1GHz dual-core OMAP4 chip processor, 8GB memory and 4GB LP DDR2.

In terms of how long your phone will last before it needs recharging, well we can tell you that the Optimus includes a 1,500 mAh battery. We do have to point out that although the device will launch with Android’s 2.2 Froyo, LG are hoping to bring Gingerbread onto the handset as soon as possible.

Are you in the market for one of these? If not, tell us how you think it will fair against some of the other dual-core processors such as the Motorola Atrix 4G? Is the 3D feature enough to see it through?