Earlier today we gave you the news that owners of the LG Optimus Black were beginning to receive the Android Gingerbread update in certain regions. Now we have news of a LG CX2 that is believed to be the follow up to the Optimus 3D.
The device is going with the codename CX2 and is believed to be replacing the Optimus 3D, which was the company’s first 3D capable smartphone. As Pocket Now is reporting the new device will offer an improvement over the auto-stereoscopic screen found on its predecessor.
It will also sport a more powerful processor and will turn 2D material into stereoscopic footage. While the old model was powered with a 1.0GHz dual-core processor, the CX2 will have a 1.2GHz chip made by Texas Instruments. The screen size and resolution will remain the same, but it is thought the new device will have a NOVA display for better levels of brightness.
There is also believed to be quite a difference in brightness between the 2D and 3D modes on the device. The two cameras on the back of the device are thought to still be five megapixel units, but the handset will be around two mm slimmer than the older version, which will now put it at just under ten mm.
Other features are set to include 8GB of internal storage, DLNA capability, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and 21Mbps HSPA that is thought to be coming in the recently reported X3. Sources are also claiming the handset will come with NFC technology built in.
As with the X3 the handset it is thought to be making its debut at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, before launching in early spring. Bizarrely it is thought the device will come running Android Gingerbread instead of ICS.
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