LG channels Nintendo with a glasses-less 3D phone in Australia

This week, LG has unveiled its plan to bring 3D to mobile phones in Australia with its new Optimus 3D mobile handset.

The first smartphone released in Australia to support 3D, the technology found LG’s phone delivers three dimensional imagery without glasses similar to how the Nintendo 3DS displays images. We haven’t yet tried it, but from what we hear, you’ll be able to watch up to 720p content in full glasses-less 3D or regular old 2D content in 1080p on the LG’s 4.3 inch screen.

Finding 3D content for a handset might be a little difficult at first, so LG has thrown in two 5 megapixel cameras on the back of the Optimus 3D, allowing you to take 3D photos and capture 3D movies. You’ll also find a HDMI connection on-board, making it easy for you to share 3D content to 3D TVs and monitors.

“Backed by a combination of superb performance and a complete 3D experience, we’re excited about the prospects of the LG Optimus 3D taking the smartphone to a much higher level,” said Nathan Dunn, General Manager of LG Mobile Communications Australia.

While the gimmick might be 3D, LG doesn’t appear to be skimping on specs, with a 1GHz dual-core chip and 8GB of memory packed inside. LG will ship the Optimus 3D with the slightly older Android 2.2 “Froyo”, but plans on bumping that to the most recent version of Android (2.3 “Gingerbread”) later on down the track.

If all of this sounds like your idea of a dream phone, it’ll land in stores from early July for $799 RRP or $0 up front on the Optus $59 cap plan.