The world’s first 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D, will go on sell in selected Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores on 1 July.
The Optimus 3D will be available for purchase through Carphone Warehouse's website as well as at 20 Carphone Warehouse and four Best Buy stores across the country before its nationwide release on the 6 July.
Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy CCO Graham Stapleton 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. It is a remarkable piece of technology and I’m confident that our customers will be as impressed and excited as we are.’
The Andriod-powered LG Optimus 3D features a glasses-free 3D screen, a five-megapixel dual lens camera, a HDMI port and built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or 3G connectivity.
Users can also record and capture their own 2D or 3D videos and images and view them on a high-res 4.3-inch WVGA display screen without the need for glasses.
LG head of mobile Jim Michel said: ‘LG is thrilled to launch our first glasses-free, 3D smartphone in the UK. We are delighted about being able to offer this exciting new way to watch 3D movies or play games on a mobile phone to all our customers. LG is passionate about addressing our customer’s needs and delivering the most innovative products on the market and we strive to continue to live up to the Life’s Good commitment.’