We can all remember the first 3D Android powered smartphones that landed on our doorsteps almost a year ago. One of these remarkable devices was the LG Optimus 3D, and thanks to its auto stereoscopic display that didn’t need any kind of special glasses, it earned a place in our hearts as a device that marked the beginning of a new era. Unfortunately, it seems the 3D devices haven’t sold in such great number as to start a new market, but LG has not forgotten about its offspring and has brought forward the improved LG Optimus 3D Max.
Among the many rumors surrounding this device were the ones regarding its name. Mnay speculated that the 3D Max could be named the LG 3D 2, the Optimus 3D Cube or the cryptic Optimus CX 2. These names were all being speculated after the official preview of the device at MWC. While its predecessor may have been plagued by some shortcomings, it looks like the 3D Max will be a happy blend between a next generation smartphone and a very capable 3D device.
What LG failed or omitted to mention at MWC was a release date for the Optimus 3D Max, but thanks to this latest seal of approval granted by the FCC we can tell that the official unveiling is drawing closer. These FCC tests that have been published do not use the Optimus 3D Max as the name of a device, but instead rely on the LG-P720h code to set it apart. Fortunately for us, this code has already been associated with the Optimus 3D Max name and it looks like this will also be the moniker LG will use when it finally launches the device.
The FCC tests also reveal that this Android smartphone is destined to AT&T, but it looks like it will have to settle for the good old 3G services as it does not feature a 4G LTE modem. At this point this is hardly a surprise since LG didn’t boast with the LTE capabilities of its Optimus 3D Max device. It is also highly unlikely that the device will receive an LTE modem after the FCC trials.
Another aspect of this particular LG model is that it may actually be the international version of the Optimus 3D Max, as AT&T had received the original LG Optimus 3D as the LG Thrill 4G. This also might mean that the new 3D smartphone will come to AT&T under a different name, but we are still hoping AT&T will get its hands on the international version.
The only question that remains is whether the LG Optimus 3D Max will stir up the public interest, as it lacks the fashionable 4G standard from its specs. Maybe the display of the device will be a new trend setter and people will overlook the lack of the latest data technology, but these things are all speculations, as is the official release date in the US.