LG working on slimmer successor to the Optimus 3D, could launch in 2012

The next version of the popular 3D phone by LG, the LG Optimus 3D, will be slimmer than its predecessor. Pocket-Lint had a chance to sit down and talk with Dr. Henry Noh, a developer for LG who worked on the LG Optimus 3D and Dr. Noh revealed that the company was working on making the LG Optimus 3D 2 slimmer, as slim as 7mm, to be exact. The phone is expected to be released some time in 2012. Here is what Dr. Noh said about the LG Optimus 3D, and on the future of phones:

“Everyone knows that this [LG Optimus 3D] is not the slimmest and sexiest phone on the street. We want to make it a little slimmer….These days, all the phones look the same. They have a huge screen – 4.3-inches is normal these days – and next year they’re moving even larger. And they have a fixed number of touch buttons. They’re the same thickness. They have the same camera. And even the same OS. It’s so boring.”

The US version of the Optimus 3D was recently released in the US as the LG Thrill 4G on AT&T’s network. The LG Thrill currently sells for $99 at AT&T but can be purchased for as low as $29.99 if purchased directly from Amazon.

If LG could slim up the Optimus 3D, they would definitely gain an advantage in the market. We look forward to seeing this updated version of the popular 3D phone when it is released sometime next year.

via Pocket-Lint