The LG Thrill 4G Android handset arrived less than a week ago as only the second smartphone to deliver 3-D content viewing without the need for extra 3-D glasses. The HTC Evo 3-D handset owns the distinction of being the first such mobile phone to offer this capability, and now it has company.
While 3-D technology has been present for some time, it hasn’t become the runaway hit 3-D content makers and device manufacturers had hoped, due to the fact that in most cases, even with non-mobile devices, viewers had to wear a pair of 3-D glasses enabling them to view the content in three dimensions.
The 4.3 inch display on the LG Thrill 4G 3-D Android smartphone offers 480 x 800 pixel resolution, a light sensor, proximity sensor for location-based software support, a capacitive touchscreen with multitouch gesture navigation and 16 million colors and obviously 3-D viewing capability. Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo operating system is on board out-of-the-box, but an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is just around the corner.
A dual core 1.0 GHz Texas Instrument’s OMAP processing chip is supported by 512 MB of RAM memory, and a 3-D hardware graphics accelerator is also instrumental in processing the glasses free 3-D viewing experience. MicroUSB and microSD slots are present, and the LG Thrill handset owner can upgrade up to 32 GB of onboard storage space.
Much like the HTC Evo 3D 4G handset, the LG Thrill employees dual cameras on the back of the handset to record in three dimensions. When recording in two dimensions, 1080P HD (1920 x 1080) resolution is offered, and in three dimensions, 720P HD (1280 x 720) resolution is present.
The two 5 megapixel rear facing video cameras record still shots or video simultaneously from two separate points of view. The 3-D hardware graphics accelerator engine and 3-D software take these two separate simultaneous views and then extrapolate through 360 degrees. This provides a very realistic and high resolution 3-D image. Buy the LG Thrill 4G 3D starting at only $29.99
Bluetooth stereo and Wi-Fi 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n wireless connectivity are on board, and video, slide show and movie transportation from your LG Thrill 4G handset to a 3-D or high definition television or monitor is offered through HDMI wired and DLNA wireless support. AT&T offers the LG Thrill 4G 3-D Android smartphone at an entry-level retail price of $29.99 with a two-year activation, and full Adobe Flash media player support via the Android operating system is present as well. Learn more about the Thrill’s technical specs, features, and where to get the low $29.99 price with our LG Thrill Review.