We knew it was coming, but now it’s official. LG has announced the Optimus 3D Cube (LG-SU870), which will get a more intimate unveiling at MWC 2012 on February 27. The successor to the original Optimus 3D is noticeably thinner while still offering the immersive glasses-free 3D viewing experience. The device received a modest bump in processing power with a 1.2GHz dual-core chipset, which is accompanied by a 4.3-inch IPS LCD display, dual 5 megapixel rear cameras, VGA front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 1520mAh battery, NFC support for LG Tag Plus (Tag+), and it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich later). At 9.6mm in thickness and 148g in weight, LG is proclaiming it as the world’s thinnest and lightest 3D smartphone. It’s also the world’s first smartphone to offer 3D image editing features. The Optimus 3D Cube will be released first for SK Telecom in March. More information will be provided next week when LG also shows off the Optimus Vu, Optimus L3/L5/L7, and Optimus X3.
Update: LG has also announced the Optimus 3D Max, which seems to be essentially the same handset with minor adjustments and geared for other markets.