November 24, 2014

LG prepping Optimus 3D successor for MWC

LG is expected to bring a successor to last year’s Optimus 3D to Mobile World Congress next month, according to details hitting the internet this week.  Dubbed the CX2, the handset is to be considered only a moderate improvement on its predecessor.  Whereas there are improvements in the processor, display technology, and form factor, the overall package will not be in line with 2012’s top Android handsets.

The processor goes from 1.0-GHz dual-core  up to 1.2GHz dual-core and the display is rumored to have a NOVA display for improved brightness and 3D images.  The body goes from around 12mm thickness down to less than 10mm, and storage is expected to remain at 8GB.  In terms of connectivity, the CX2 should offer DLNA, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA+ 21, and NFC.

As far as the Android build goes, Pocketnow advises that the LG handset should only offer Gingerbread.  We’re fully expecting to see a slew of Ice Cream Sandwich announcements at Mobile World Congress, many of which should also have bigger, better hardware.  Nevertheless, LG obviously feels ready to go back to the 3D well with this model as they feel there is still a use case.