LG has announced the global rollout of its Optimus 3D Max smartphone, starting in Europe. The second-generation 3D smartphone boasts 1.2GHz dual-core processor (OMAP4430) and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. LG Optimus 3D Max includes a new ‘3D Converter’ which converts 2D content from Google Earth, Google Maps and other mapping apps into 3D. It also has a unique 3D video editor which allows the editing of 3D video on the phone in real time. And, the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone enables users to easily toggle between 2D and 3D. The Optimus 3D Max includes 3D-style cubicle icons in addition to its customizable icons which can be amended by applying the users’ own photos through the Icon Customizer feature. Additional features, which will be available through an upcoming maintenance release (MR), include a HD Converter to offer high resolution content to be viewed on a TV connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and Range Finder, which calculates the distance between the camera and a subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation. The Optimus 3D Max is 2mm slimmer and 20g lighter than its predecessor, measuring 9.6 mm thin and weighing 148g. The 5MP camera on the rear captures both photos and video in 3D using its dual lenses. The recorded material can be viewed directly on the smartphone in glasses-free 3D or on a 3D capable computer monitor or TV. The phone offers 8GB of internal storage, 1GB internal memory, and Micro SD support (up to 32GB).