HTC joins LG with a 3D smartphone

Last year, we were told that 3D was going to change our lives, with the introduction of 3D TVs, cameras, and video cameras. This year, our phones are set to change, with the introduction of Australia’s second 3D mobile phone.

Launching on the Telstra NextG network in September, the new HTC Evo 3D features two rear 5 megapixel cameras for capturing 3D images and video, as well as a unique display capable of showing 3D images without glasses.

Much like the Nintendo 3DS, the auto-stereoscopic screen is small, with 4.3 inches cited as the overall size. Outside of the 3D, the handset reminds us of other high end smartphones, featuring a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, the latest version of Google Android (Gingerbread 2.3), a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, DLNA, and a two microphones for noise suppression mid-call.

The Evo 3D is the second phone to feature a 3D screen and camera to be launched in Australia, joining the LG Optimus 3D that was announced several weeks ago.

Pricing and plans haven’t been announced yet, but HTC has confirmed that the Evo 3D will come preloaded with a 3D movie and some games, with more 3D content able to be purchased over HTC’s video streaming service later in the year.