Mobile technology has gone a notch higher. LG Optimus 3D Smartphone has been launched in Kenya featuring the first three dimensional imaging technology on a mobile handset.
The entrant by the World’s 3rd largest mobile manufacturing company LG Electronics is set to add spark to the already competitive Smartphone industry that is rapidly growing especially in the emerging market such as Kenya.
Running on the latest Android Operating System version 2.2 (Froyo) upgradable to version 2.3 is supported by the second generation dual core technology and an advanced “Tri-Dual” architecture.
This implies that the phone has speed required for managing application and attaining an appreciable user experience.
“With a dual-channel configuration, data transfers take place simultaneously between the dual-core and dual-memory, resulting into faster performance. As a result, the LG Optimus 3D maximizes run-time efficiency leading to smoother and longer multi-tasking capabilities “says George Mudhune, LG’s Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication, East and Central Africa.
The LG Optimus 3D takes the Smartphone experience into new territory with its Tri-Dual configuration – dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory – which allows for improved performance when multi-tasking, enjoying a movie or playing graphics-intensive games:
“The LG Smartphone is a major step in the utilization of full 3D functionality in everyday life as users can record and immediately view content in 3D without the need for special glasses…those who want to have a feel of the phone can visit LG Mobile showroom on the second floor of The Junction Mall,” explains Mudhune.
First unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February 2011, the LG Optimus 3D offers a full 3D experience in recording, viewing and sharing of content.
According to Mudhune, the phone will debut at estimated retail price of Sh.60, 000 well within the expectation of discerning smart-phone users in the country.
”Other smartphones – even those with higher clock speeds and dual-core technology – suffer when it comes to actual performance because of the inefficiency inherent in a single-channel configuration. With a dual-channel configuration, data transfers take place simultaneously between the dual-core and dual-memory, resulting in noticeably faster performance.”
At the same time, driven by the evolution of technology in the ICT industry in Kenya, Mudhune said the handset will be useful for social networking especially via twitter, facebook, and YouTube channels.
“For the last two years, Kenya has experienced a transformational change on its ICT infrastructure hence the high speed broadband capacity from the submarine cables. Today, we can enjoy surfing on internet because of the high speeds on 3G networks and as LG we have aligned our strategy to developing gadgets that respond to the technology changes.”
And with ongoing tests on 4G networks across the globe, LG’s LTE technology is expected to ultimately change the way people make calls by utilizing established network carriers to provide HD voice quality through AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate) wideband technology, while allowing users to maintain their existing phone numbers.
Early this year, LG showcased its first 4G LTE phone in Las Vegas, a mobile technology that would enable users to make video calls and even multimedia messaging at a faster speed.