LG has hinted that they are working on an ultra-thin successor to their Optimus 3D handset with hopes to have it out in 2012. Speaking recently with Pocket-Lint, LG’s Dr. Henry Noh mentioned that one place where their phone(s) could get better is in the waistline. As phones move to 4.3-inch (and larger) standard display sizes, the focus turns to these touch-only handsets stand out. One way to improve upon previous designs is to add features internally while shaving the thickness down. Hinting at an Optimus 3D successor with an ultra-thin 7mm thickness, Noh admitted that the current model is “not the slimmest and sexiest phone on the street”.
“Next year, all the phones are going to be as thin as, let’s say, 6mm. You throw in 3D, and because of the thickness and stuff, it becomes 7mm. But I bet you 90 per cent of the population won’t know the difference. Eventually, we want to make it so that having the 3D won’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be thicker. That’s going to be a differentiating factor that comes for free to the user.”
How does a pencil-thin phone with glasses-free 3D sound?