updated 10:40 am EST, Mon February 13, 2012
LG Optimus 3D 2 may get visual, dimension upgrades
LG's CX2, possibly badged as the Optimus 3D 2 or Optimus 3D Max, was given possibly leaked details along with a new press render on Monday. The new version was now expected by ETNews to have a newly optimized, IPS-based 3D display. Accordingly, it would have "greatly enhanced" 3D photography, keeping the dual five-megapixel cameras (not two as machine-translated) but adding "easier" editing and more content.
The overall design would take a step back from the big and heavy Optimus 3D, according to tips. As suspected, LG would slim down the sequel noticeably, from 0.47 inches to 0.39 inches, while shaving about 0.71 ounces in weight. Cursory looks at the press render made it difficult to tell whether the phone would stick to Android 2.3 or upgrade to 4.0, although timing would imply 4.0.
Earlier rumors had it carrying a faster 1.2GHz dual-core processor (up from 1GHz) and 8GB of internal storage.
LG is poised to unveil the new 3D smartphone at Mobile World Congress late this month and could ship it as soon as the spring.