LG has recently started shipping their latest smartphone in the UK, the Optimus 3D, which has been available for just less than 2 months now, yet already talks have hinted at an LG Optimus 3D 2 being developed. Not only that, but the newer 3D capable device is set to be ready for some point in 2012.
As with most next generation handsets the specs of the Optimus 3D 2 are expected to be improved and reports are also suggesting that it will be a lot thinner. According to the company this is to keep up with rival manufacturers’ smartphone designs. The news comes from an interview at Pocket-lint with Dr. Henry Noh, one of the Optimus 3D developers, who said this version of the device isn’t the ‘slimmest and sexiest phone on the market.’
He went on to explain that all smartphones these days are almost identical with only the odd feature standing out from the rest. He believes that next year all the smartphones will boast a similar OS, same camera, same thickness and same size screens, meaning the Optimus 3D 2 has the potential to stand out from the rest due to its support for the extra dimension.
In a previous article we brought you, the strengths and weaknesses of the Optimus 3D were pointed out. One of the weaknesses mentioned was the size of the device. It seems LG are to address this issue with the next model so it will be keeping up with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S II. Its biggest negative however is the battery life. Unless the issues mentioned are all addressed in the Optimus 3D 2, the manufacturers may find it difficult to compete in the market with the other handsets that are also going to be improved.
Would you buy an LG Optimus 3D if it was thinner, had a better display and longer battery life?