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HTC EVO 3D Android Smartphone, the Answer to LG’s Optimus 3D

March 23rd, 2011 · 6 Comments · General 3D News


HTC is a bit late on the mobile 3D front as one of its competitors, namely LG, has already introduced a 3D-capable smartphone called Optimus 3D that features an autostereoscopic 3D display as well as a 3D camera. However HTC is now ready to offer its own alternative in the form of the new EVO 3D smartphone, a mobile device that is… surprisingly similar to the Optimus 3D from LG. The HTC EVO 3D features a 4.3-inch autostereoscopic 3D display (not requiring you to wear glasses to get the 3D effect) with a 540×960 QHD resolution in 2D mode. The new 3D-capable smartphone from HTC weights 170 grams (6.0 ounces) with the battery and has the following dimensions: 126x65x12.05 mm (4.96″ x 2.56″ x 0.47″) which is a slightly bigger than a traditional high-end smartphone. The phone uses a fast 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and features a higher capacity 1730 mAh battery to ensure longer use of the device. On the back fo the device there is a 3D camera using two 5 megapixel sensors with a dual-LED flash in between them. The 3D camera can record 5 megapixel 2D images or 2 megapixel 3D photos as well as 720p video sin 2D or 3D mode. The rest of the features are pretty typical for a high-end smartphone, so no surprises there…

But how does the HTC EVO 3D compare to the LG Optimus 3D? They both use the same display size and come in the pretty much same size and weight, however the HTC device has a higher resolution screen, a bit more powerful processor, and the battery capacity is also beefed up a bit. The HTC EVO 3D should be coming with Android 2.3 and the LG Optimus 3D was announced with Android 2.2 ugradeable to 2.3. Both devices feature HDMI 1.4 output for connection to a 3D-capable display such as a 3D HDTV and playback for 3D photos and videos on a bigger screen. The HTC phone apparently won’t be able to record 1080p video in 2D mode and the LG one is able to, but both record 720p video in 3D mode. The EVO 3D also has one additional LED, but again the flash is in between the two sensors which can create weird looking shadows when shooting at night in 3D mode, so HTC didn’t do much wiser here than LG. The rest of the features are not so interesting and they are also pretty much the same on both devices. Unfortunately there isn’t any mention about the interaxial distance between the two sensors of the camera on the EVO 3D yet.

For the full official specifications fo the HTC EVO 3D smartphone…

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