LG and YouTube team up on mobile 3D

LG Electronics has announced a deal with YouTube to allow users of its new Optimus 3D smartphone to capture and upload 3D videos to YouTube instantly.

The Android-based Optimus 3D includes a dual-lens camera for capturing 3D images and video. Under the deal, LG has included a dedicated app for uploading the material to YouTube.

Communications facilities include HDMI, so that videos can be watched on a television set, and the phone also complies with the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) specification for quick video transfer.


“3D technology has traditionally been reserved for the major Hollywood movie studios,” said Francsico Varela, head of YouTube Platform Partnerships.

“With the new LG Optimus 3D, anyone anywhere in the world can shoot 3D videos, upload them to YouTube and share them with their friends. We’are excited to see the creative videos our community captures and shares with this new technology.”


Powered by a 1GHz OMAP4 dual-core processor from Texas Instruments in a new ‘Tri-Dual’ configuration – dual-core, simultaneous dual-channel and dual-memory – LG’s Optimus 3D has a 4.3-inch glasses-free touchscreen supporting the WSVGA 800 x 480 resolution.

It will be available globally, starting in Europe early in the second quarter of this year.

“The Optimus 3D is LG’s newest flagship smartphone. It is our answer to two major pain points of the current 3D experience – limited mobility and specialized glasses,” said Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. 

“Furthermore, our partnership with YouTube will ensure that our customers can easily generate and access ample 3D content.”