Mobile World Congress 2011 is upon us, and LG is kicking things off by announcing the Optimus 3D smartphone and the Optimus Pad tablet.
The Optimus Pad is another addition to the Honeycomb/Tegra 2 tablet class, joining the Motorola Xoom, Asus Eee Transformer, Acer Iconia A500, and many others. It has an 8.9” WXGA display, though in this case the 15:9 ratio results in a 1280x768 resolution. In keeping with the 3D theme, the Optimus Pad features stereoscopic 5MP cameras for 3D 1080p video capture, being the first tablet on the market to do so. The Pad is essentially the same device as the LG G-Slate that T-Mobile announced at CES. LG’s press release was a bit light on details about the Optimus Pad, but based on what we know about the G-Slate, we can say that there will also be a 2MP front facing camera, 32GB of flash storage onboard, and an HDMI output. LG neglected to give us a picture of the Optimus Pad, so I’ve tossed in a picture of the G-Slate from T-Mobile’s press release.