Downsized LG Optimus 3D 2 Launching 2012

As smartphone devices either land onto retailer shelves or about to in the not so distant future, manufacturers are of course always trying to better their products. Whether its a complete new build or changes to existing devices, all are aiming on outdoing one another. The same can now be said for LG and their fairly new Optimus 3D smartphone.

Reported on a number of times, the glasses-free 3D handset is now being enjoyed by consumers on a global scale. With a name change in the US to LG Thrill, the company are now reported to be looking at the current design, with a view to altering its appearance in time for launch next year.

As Engadget reported, named at the moment as the LG Optimus 3D 2, LG’s very own Dr Henry Noh has been keen to comment by saying, “Everyone know’s that the LG Optimus 3D is not the slimmest and sexiest phone on the street. We want to make it a little slimmer. 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 camera an even the same OS. It’s so boring.”

We have to agree on this when you look at the current line-up of smartphones available to consumers. Take the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation and LG’s very own Optimus 3D along with others which include the same sized 4.3-inch display. Whilst some manufacturers may be happy to stick with the thicker chunkier device, LG are now on the road to making their phones smaller and thinner.

Knowyourmobile.com were keen to point out that the problem doesn’t lie with the phone’s overall appearance, but the subsequent problems experienced with the Optimus 3D’s poor battery life. This as they stated is the key issue that needs to be changed. On testing the above handset, the Optimus use could just barely manage a day’s use.

As we asked our readers’ before now, do we really need the use of 3D in our products? Ok, so we realise the world of technology is constantly evolving and manufacturers have to move with the times as it were, but is it essential to have 3D? After playing with the HTC EVO 3D which in the past we ourselves have compared to the LG Optimus 3D, it far outweighs the LG.

So we have to ask what are your thoughts on a new revised LG Optimus 3D? Is there a market for a slimmed down version of it or should LG be ploughing their money and time into other things?

  • Mobile1

    “Essential” is not a primary consideration when it comes to features on mobile phones. If it were our phones today would lack most of their existing features. There is a fine balance between entertainment and practicality, but clearly the focus is not solely on one or the other. 3D is just plain cool. Just like having a camera, angry birds, facebook, and all the other non-essential crap.