LG might have had a pretty miserable 2010 but the Korean company is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that 2011 turns out to be a decent year for them. The company announced their line-up of Android handsets and tablets even before the beginning of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in just a few hours.
LG announced the Optimus 3D which sports a dual-core 1 GHz OMPA4 processor and features 3D as well. The 4.3-inch display on the device is capable of displaying 3D content without the need of glasses. The dual-8MP cameras at the back are capable of snapping stereoscopic pics as well as 3D videos in full HD resolution.
Other than the Optimus 3D, LG also announced their Android based tablet the Optimus Pad. The Optimus Pad is the European variant of the T-Mobile branded LG G-Slate. The tablet has an 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×768 and can display 3D content as well (with glasses, though). The Pad is also capable of recording 3D videos and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset.
The Optimus 3D and the Optimus Pad both feature a mini-HDMI port, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Accelerometer and other relevant sensors along with a 3.5mm audio jack. LG will announce other relevant details about the Optimus 3D and the Pad when the MWC kicks-off.
Looks like the folks at Engadget could not wait another day or so before LG unveiled the LG Optimus Pad to users, the got a sneak(y) peek at the LG tablet at a CES 2011 venue.
The LG Optimus Pad was supposedly going to make an appearance in 2011, and from the Engadget video it looks more certain to show up at the LF press conference. The device will definitely be running Android, but the good part is that it is not just your regular tablet. As you can see from the screen above, the device is wirelessly able to calculate the energy used by different appliances through Wi-Fi. It could possibly also be used to control these devices.
We will only know what it is capable of at the LG Press Conference tomorrow. Check on the entire event schedule of CES 2011 and also all the keynotes and exhibitors. You can also watch the CES 2011 events and keynotes online.
LG’s Chang Ma set the expectations really high when he claimed in an interview given to the WSJ that LG’s tablet PC is going to be better than the iPad. The tablet, which is being dubbed as the Optimus Pad, will run an unknown version of Android operating system, and is expected to be released in Q4.
LG is claiming that the Optimus Pad will offer superior performance, while being sleeker than its competitors. The slide shown above also claims that the tablet will boast of “many firsts”. With very little information being currently available about LG’s iPad competitor we can only wait with baited breath. Let’s hope that it will live up to the expectations.