Official: LG Thrill 4G to Be AT&T’s Optimus 3D

When LG unveiled the Optimus 3D (pictured above) at Mobile World Congress, we knew it would only be a matter of time before we saw an announcement of the glasses-free 3D handset for the Unites States. An official press release from AT&T revealed the phone will land on their network under the LG Thrill 4G name, though release and pricing were not detailed.

The Thrill 4G retains the Optimus 3D’s dual-core, 1GHz CPU and 5MP dual-camera for 3D and HD picture and video capture. It will launch with Android 2.2 with an upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread in the pipeline. AT&T did not provide official press photos, but we assume this one will look more or less the same as the Optimus 3D. Pertinent press release info snipped below.

LG Thrill 4G
The LG Thrill 4G will be exclusive to AT&T customers and reach AT&T stores in the coming months. Running the first dual-core, dual-channel 1 GHz processor in the U.S. and based on the Android 2.2 platform, LG Thrill 4G will be among the first to deliver a glasses-free 3D experience to U.S. customers and will allow users to shoot 3D video and 3D stills with the dual 5-megapixel stereoscopic camera. In addition to apps and games from Android Market, LG Thrill 4G will offer 3D content via the “LG 3D Space,” which houses 3D games, video clips and images for quick, convenient access.

Preloaded with 16 GB of memory (8 GB onboard plus an 8 GB MicroSD card), the LG Thrill 4G will record 3D video at 720p resolution and 2D at 1080p quality. The smartphone will be able to play video back in high definition through the HDMI-out port on the device or stream content wirelessly through DLNA technology.


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  • RumpRoast


  • AaronC


  • PimpStrong

    I’m starting to look forward to transitioning to ATT. It will definitely mean more superphones like this.

  • RumpRoast

    NO!! At&t Ruins all!! they cause the earthquake in Japan and At&t caused Katrina!! they will destroy the world one phone customer at a time! O_O

  • danboy

    omg noooo! so much bad news since fri. if ATT acquires T-Mo, i’m not sure i could ever be another GSM subscriber

  • green2u

    What good is a smartphone with fantastic specs like the Optimus 3D (aka Thrill 4G) when AT&T is gonna probably throttle it like they did the wonderful Atrix 4G?

  • aantoine87

    to tell you the truth i dont think AT&T throttles their phone speeds (other than upload speeds), i think that is their excuse because they upgraded some of their towers and they didnt get any faster so they use that excuse

  • jroc

    I see you AT&T. Makes my decision to possibly go there for better service even more tempting.

  • wingdo

    It isn’t coming out for a few months, and it is STILL going to be 2.2?

  • Brad

    Why wont LG just release something like this on verizon and do away with the LG revolution??? I do not get it at all. The phone is worth then the thunderbolt and is already outdated once the thunderbolt came out. The only thing it has going for it is voLTE and that still is not worth waiting for. Thank you LG I been waiting for a phone from you on Verizon and this is what I get. I think I am done with them!!

  • Ace Curry

    Hopefully AT&T gets the Pyramid as well.

  • iains

    Soon 3d smartphones will be all over the place, the planet is going 3D Mad……….I love it

  • LiquidColors

    @Brad Verizon has been very, very, quiet lately I wouldn’t be surprised if they were planning a major announcement for CTIA.

    I’m in the same boat as you are though, I’d like to upgrade my phone over the summer but I would prefer one with a dualcore and LTE radios; actually it’s going to take both of those to make me consider buying a new phone.

  • Ace Curry

    Been holding out for LTE but these phones are getting more and more tempting (not gonna lie, I really was in love with the Inspire but this seems superior). Hopefully AT&T announces an HTC dual-core LTE at CTIA this week.

  • June

    I can’t believe at&t is getting all of these amazing phones and Verizon is giving us crap like the revolution, thunderbolt and bionic (it may have 2 cores but with 512mb of RAM I’d rather one of the other two) they better have something good by the end of next quarter of I’m getting an iPhone

  • 2Legit

    Dream Theater!!!!!

  • Richard Yarrell

    Knowing how At&t operates toward android this device is “DEAD ON ARRIVAL. ” It’s no secret that At&t disables features from all android handsets and never allows customers to use there device as intended from the manufacturer. They have 2 wonderful devices on there network the Atrix 4g and the Inspire 4g go ask those customers not only how they feel about at&t but ask them what they are unable to do with there device and being throttled as well as other related missing features will be mentioned. It’s sad that at&t won’t allow android to be android and they have done everything in there power to strip android handsets of there intended uses. I feel bad for tmobile if this merger goes through and everyone always knew the home of android was tmobile they put android on the map now those customers have to be forced to join a carrier they don’t want or need.

  • ben


  • =Bender=

    Tears. Not of joy. I will not leave Verizon, though I desperately want this phone. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what Verizon comes up with this Summer – I’ve got till August to make my choice.

  • ari-free

    “because even AT&T users deserve a cool android phone”

  • InspectorGadget80

    Damn just when I got my Atrix 4G. FK damn just love that camera and BIG ASS SCREEN.

  • andulas

    wow they didn’t mention that its dual channel and dual ram at 4GB DDR2 RAM. thats a pretty major aspect of this powerhouse

  • 8===ยค

    I guess this year it’s dual core with 3d! Samsung should start now because 3d is the future! Man att is cooler now! Haha