LG Optimus 3D coming soon to Rogers

Ian Hardy

April 19, 2011 4:33pm


The upcoming Android-powered LG Optimus 3D is coming soon to Rogers (not confirmed if this is the official name they will launch with though). This is the “world’s first glasses-free 3D phone with 3D recording” and one of our tipsters sent us a note stating this will be released in time for the back-to-school season. We have no word on pricing yet but will report back shortly.

As for specs: 4.3-inch 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800, dual-core 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 8 GB internal storage and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card, two 5 megapixel cameras with autofocus, LED flash and allows you to capture and record 3D videos, 1,500 mAh battery and runs Android 2.2 but will be upgraded to 2.3 Gingerbread.

More soon!
(Thanks tipster!)

  • zorxd

    I don’t care about 3D but this is supposed to be a good phone. Better than the 2X.

  • stephan john

    Finally, rogers is getting a high end android phone (excluding the captivate hehe). Hopefully robbers don’t jack the price for the darn thing high, I plan on buying it without their shitty contracts.

  • Canadianman20

    A glasses-less 3D phone would be phone would be cool. That is what will hold 3D back is needing glasses in order to see it. This is a phone I can see being a really hot seller as long as the 3D works and looks good without having to use glasses.

  • Zirian

    Not bad on Rogers end.

  • wtv

    Finally, a dual-core phone at Rogers.

  • Nagamasa

    I can’t trust LG. Not after my LG Arena’s terribleness and poor support.

    • Jack

      Nagamasa, LG never sold the Arena in Canada and second it isn’t a smartphone… not sure how you can “never trust” a company when you bought a grey market phone ;-)

  • Harry

    seriously? 3D on a cell phone? specs look good but 3D??? are we that bored with our smartphones that we require this

  • darylscool

    errr. lg? no thanks!

  • Colin

    I wonder if the 3D work in both portrait and landscape, or is it just one way?

  • christianvillani

    this is the most powerful android phone to date !

    First android with DDR2 Ram : D

    Im excited !

  • Bri

    is LG good with updating their devices? compared to Samsung? I’m getting either this or galaxy s2

  • graison

    i’m assuming this is the same as the Thrill 4G?

  • tigressia

    its kinda scary if you are using that for a GPS in the car. Can your eyes focus fast enough to see any hazards on the road? how about the fact where you can get dizzy?

    • Bri

      I don’t think everything is displayed as 3D… it’s mostly the media and gaming.

    • Jack

      Bri is correct. 3D is only used for media. there is no 3D UI, no 3D widgets/overlay that will delay an upgrade. Think of 3D on this phone as a feature not the raison d’etre. This is the best dual core on the block with dual channel memory it will kill the S2!

  • Jay

    “will be released in time for the back-to-school season”

    …Because little Timmy really needs a $500 phone to do “homework” when he goes back to school. LOL

    • Julien CV

      Agreed, but Rogers likes to put a key smartphone during the back to school period as well as regular QMDs.

      And don’t forget, besides little Timmy, 23-year old John going to UofT also has a back to school.

  • sebastien

    the best news ever!!! ive waited YEAAARS for 3d phone!! its finally coming and its on the best network ever!!!

    • LOL WTF

      Bro, your dreaming. WIND Mobile is the best network ever.

  • Deli

    As much as I love competition, Wind is nowhere near the capacity, coverage and signal penetration in MANY buildings as Rogers. Not even close. It is has the best coverage by a mile. Check out the coverage maps on independent sites with cell tower overlay. Rogers is VERY dense in coverage even compared to Bell and Telus. and each tower has 3-4 times more antennaes for Rogers. I currently have lines from Rogers, Bell and Wind. I can tell you without bias that Rogers has the best coverage and has the best retention plans. WInd has superb combo plans but s**t handset selection, what saves them is T-mobile devices.

  • Fobok

    I don’t care at all about the 3D. Cool bonus, but not something I’d buy a phone for. However, that nice dual-core processor and built-in memory, and the screen size, that I’ll pay for. Can’t wait to see this when it comes out.

  • Thai

    I for one DO care for the 3D! When the fawk can we buy it? Jeebus.