Crazy rumor suggests Samsung Galaxy S III will have a 3D screen

Crazy rumor suggests Samsung Galaxy S III will have a 3D screen
We know how much you all love ridiculous rumors, especially those that suggest a phone that is destined to be mega-popular will be getting an absurdly gimmicky feature, but there are rumors going around now that the Samsung Galaxy S III may have a 3D screen. Don't get us wrong, when 3D is done well, it can be amazing. But, in all of the 3D craze that we've seen over the past couple years, we've seen it done right twice: Avatar and Super Mario 3D Land. Everything else has been nothing more than a gimmick, and with the high number of people who either don't see the 3D effect or are made ill by it, it seems highly unlikely that it will ever catch on as the (price boosting) standard that media companies would like.

Samsung has never adopted 3D technology, despite the rumor of a Galaxy S II with a 3D display, and 3D technology has not gained any sort of hold in the mobile phone market. There's just no real value in it. No one wants to be forced to view their phone or tablet from a specific angle or using special glasses for a slight 3D effect that adds nothing to the experience.

The support of Samsung could definitely be a shot in the arm for 3D tech in mobile devices, but it would be more of an impetus for manufacturers to build it in, regardless of if users actually want it. We'll find out more at MWC in February, but if we had a rumor stamp that said "Please Don't", we'd drop it all over this idea.

source: ETNews via pocketnow

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. e.wvu unregistered

That is a crazy rumor because I don't think a 3-D Smartphone will even sell well. You don't hear about the LG Thrill 4G or the HTC EVO 3D 4G (Whatever you call it) anymore. I'm not saying that Samsung shouldn't make a 3-D Smartphone, just don't make their flagship phone, the Galaxy Series, a 3-D phone.

29. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Why they shouldn't??? All the phones that had 3D was a simple feature if you don't want to use it just turn it off, at least for me i would buy a SGSIII 3D in a heartbeat

2. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

3D is pretty good in the theater but I have seen 3D on phones and the 3DS and such and its just not quite there yet. If Samsung can make it good and convincing more power to them.

3. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

IF there was more support than it would do well. I think I mentioned in a another thread about it.

4. BlackMAN

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I'd rather take a 3-d super amoled hd plus display than that ugly pentile s**t

21. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Rofl ignorance at its finest.

26. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Why because he's a black man? jk (might as well thumb me down for that joke)

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Good now you can check your emails in 3D.

6. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I hate 3d.

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I don't think this rumour is quite accurate. I'd imagine the galaxy s3 will probably have a very high spec camera capable of high level 3d video capture but I suspect the screen will be a super amoled hd plus or something even better but not a 3d display. Expect something that pushes the boundaries no doubt in the galaxy s3 and actually really change everything again rather than certain other manufacturer continually trying to make such claims with no substance

10. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Owner of a 3d phone here. The 3d on them is pretty spectacular IMO, taking 3d pictures and videos is pretty awesome. I have an lg thrill and my only gripe is that atnt won't release gingerbread for it. Until then I'm perfectly happy using my inspire running at 1.5 ghz

11. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Sounds like this was written by an opinionated Apple bitch? 3D is good, when its done right. If you have the option to turn everything to 3D or 2D, it would be done right. If you advertise it right, the average consumer would buy it. So how can you say there is no value in it? And what is wrong with putting it on in addition! If would much rather buy a phone with 3D than the same one without it. So why wouldn't you want it as an addition? Maybe because your jealous that it will surpass your iPOS in drawing the average customers attention.

12. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I manage a cell phone store and whenever I show them my thrill they go nuts.

14. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Whenever someone sees my Evo, they always want to see the 3D pics. Most of them don't care about the specs, they think thats cool and they want it

13. chadrick0814 unregistered

Its misleading to say you are "forced" to hold or tablet a certain way. 3d phones have a button that switches to 2d. The photos and videos can be converted from 3d to 2d by pressing 1 button. If you don't like 3d, you font have to use it........options.

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't think 3D should be on their flash grip galaxy S3 I think they can go with a galaxy 3D for those whoa want it. But they should stick with a nice design a super high ress screen and with a camera lent that's more powerful (as in better image quality)

19. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

3d porn > lol

32. derricob

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Yea when I show people my 3D movies (regular and adult) on my EVO 3D, they're amazed. Even people who had the Evo 3D and switched to another phone can't believe it and start regretting they switched. People who never wanted it start to want it

20. GeekMovement unregistered

if anyone, Samsung can pull it off. (-:

22. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Think the S3's quad core will be using samsung's own processor or nvidia's tegra 3?

30. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Samsung's own processor. Tegra 3 is much inferior to the Samsung Quad-core 4412 Exynos processor, but it's not confirmed yet which processor will it use because maybe it will use the big.LITTLE processing technology where the phone is a quad-core (2x ARM Cortez A15 and 2x ARM Cortex A7) but operates as a dual-core.

23. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I would choose the Super AMOLED plus screen over the 3D screen anyday!

24. LordDavon

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

I think this makes perfect sense. With 3D TVs and monitors gaining more acceptance with the consumer, 3D photos and videos are becoming more of a feature, rather than gimmick. The quality of the current cameras on phones with 3D is pretty poor. The EVO 3D is probably the worst. Samsung, on the other hand, has a good camera on the SGSII. If they use the same technology for the SGSIII, or improve it, then their 3D images are going to be top notch. Having 3D on a phone doesn't have to be about using 3D games or movies. That is where the misconception of it being a gimmick comes in. 3D photos and videos are gaining ground, and having a phone that can capture them is an attractive feature. Just my 2 cents.

25. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The 3D marketing is still on test. The article is right, 3D need to be done well. I've seen many people facing health problem with it.

27. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

3D display with phone = more expensive than the iPhone... AKA, I am not buying a phone more expensive than the iPhone :D (Yes, I buy my phones unlocked incase if you're wondering)

28. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Trust me no non-luxury/special edition unlocked smartphone costs more than the 64gb version of the iPhone and i think it will continue that way

31. ECPirate37

Posts: 320; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I have had my EVO 3D since day one. And I never want to go back to a 2D phone. I get that some people can not see it well, and it hurts some people's eyes, but for me; it is amazing. Most of my friends agree. When I show them a 3D picture I took, they geek out. I normally hear "This is like the future". haha During Christmas, at every Christmas party people gathered around my phone to see the 3D pictures. When one can see it, it's awesome. It's not a gimmick, it's an advance in technology. I do believe any device that has 3D does need to have a 2D mode as well for those on the "I HATE 3D bandwagon". I would probably hate 3D too if it hurt my eyes or my eyes could not see it. I also think any future phone that has 3D as a selling point, should also mention its other merits and the fact it can be used in 2D. I like my phone bc when purchased it had the fastest processor on the market. People should hear about that and not just 3D. Happy New Year everyone!

33. derricob

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Agreed. I got my EVO 3D on launch day too and I still love it. The 3D pics could be better, but the 3D videos are awesome. When I show people 3D full-length movies on my phone, they're amazed and can't believe how good it looks. I showed it to one of my cousins on Thanksgiving and after they passed it around the whole room, I had to snatch it from another cousin because they couldn't take their eyes off it. lol. People call it a gimmick, but it's funny because more movies are being released in 3D in the theater and these same movies can be converted to the EVO 3D. The phone also is the same price as these other high-end phones that have the same specs without the 3D features, so why not get this? You're basically getting 3D for FREE. And my phone is still the fastest processor being clocked at 1.94 per core.

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