LG is eagerly pushing 3D via TVs, smartphones

By on February 16, 2011, 8:00 AM
LG apparently wants to play a big role in getting consumers to adopt 3D technologies. The South Korean company is pushing 3D in at least two huge markets: televisions and smartphones.

LG said it aims to sell 5 million 3D televisions in 2011 as part of its overall sales target of 40 million flat-screen TVs, according to Reuters. The world's second largest TV manufacturer, which competes with Samsung and Sony, said it was also seeking to control 20 percent of the global market for smart TVs.

Separately, LG has unveiled the first mass market 3D phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The LG Optimus 3D features lenticular screen technology, meaning it can display 3D images without the need for special glasses. The phone must be held at a certain distance and angle in order for the viewer to get the correct experience, much like with the Nintendo 3DS, which uses a similar screen technology.

Users can play and record 3D content through the use of two 5MP cameras, and even send content to any 3D TV. The phone will ship with four 3D stereoscopic games. The electronics giant has yet to reveal pricing details or a release date for the Android-based device.


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