LG and Samsung believe 3D has a future with mobile devices

LG and Samsung believe 3D has a future with mobile devices
You didn't think that 3D phones are going to remain a thing of the past, did you? Well, to tell you the truth, for a moment there that thought crossed our minds as well, but according to officials from Samsung and LG, we're yet to see the best of the 3D technology on our mobile devices.

Up until now, we've only seen a couple of globally-launched 3D phones and a tablet by LG and HTC, with other players still evaluating the market for such devices. Interestingly, a report by Jessica Dolcourt for CNET now reveals that Samsung is also looking into having 3D on its phones... at some point.

Nick DiCarlo, Samsung's Vice President of Product Planning, has said that 3D might as well have a pretty neat part to play in the future of mobile entertainment in the very near future. However, we'd like to note that the information about exactly how the company may go about implementing the feature in order to enhance entertainment is still sketchy at best. For example, there's something mentioned about being able to stream 3D video to multiple screens at the same time, but exactly what would be the benefit of this remains unclear to us. As it has become somewhat of a habit for manufacturers who incorporate new technologies, DiCarlo has said that a major role in this whole thing will have to be played by "smart developers pushing the envelop". Yeah, that's right - leave it all to the developers!

Meanwhile, Henry Nho, a Mobile Platform Architect at LG, is a firm believer that there's a bright future ahead of 3D in mobile devices. It would have been strange if he wasn't a believer, though, considering that LG announced a brand new 3D phone this year at MWC - the Optimus 3D Max, which is a sequel to last year's Optimus 3D - the first globally-launched handset with a glasses-free 3D display and dual-lens camera. This new attempt at a 3D phone by LG does make sense, since due to technology advancements, it doesn't require the device to be so thick and heavy like before.

According to Nho, the mobile processors of the near future will allow us to capture both 2D and 3D image and video material at the same time, allowing us to later view whichever version we'd like. 3D on phones should also see a boost due to improved media sharing capabilities. For example, it won't be needed to connect the handset to your HDTV via an HDMI cable, but rather, you'll be streaming your content wirelessly via Wi-Fi.

Finally, 3D is believed to be set for a comeback also because of a new technology called "lenticular lens", which should make the whole experience better, due to better depth and brightness, without an increase in power consumption. However, this technology is currently expected to show up in phones in the next two or three years.

source: CNET

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1. twens

Posts: 1186; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

When others are busily innovating some are playing mind control games on consumers.smh

2. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i personally am not a fan of 3d and hope they don't force this onto consumers

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Being an owner of a 3d active shutter tv i have noticed that when 3d content is done right its spectacular,glasses free 3d is extremely tiring on the eyes however. I don't think glasses free 3d phones screens are quite ready yet although have 3d video capture is a thing phones should really start incorporating for playback on home tvs

4. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I have an HTC EVO 3D good phone... something diffrent from the norm..... What about 4d games....

5. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I do agree 3D display does have a lot of potential, even if it is merely a stepping stone towards mass adoption of HD holographic displays. 3D seems to be now in the same position as when color TVs were first invented, most people saw it as just a new gimmick, nothing important, but look where color displays are now? Everywhere. Technology is not quite there yet, neither is the desire from the market, but at least it's good to know the powerhouses are innovating.

6. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

3d in phones has no future

7. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

whats the point on a small screen just look at nintendo 3ds small screen absolute killer on your eyes and was reported as the most returned product of last year.so do we really need this NO!!

8. amankhan95

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 27, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S 3D anyone? ;)

9. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Haters.... I own a 3DTV and 3D phone. I love have options.... most people perceive that it is used on an everyday basis and get be tired of it. For me, I use it every so often with pictures and games other than that... I just wish there was more content to use it. Overall, it is nice to have it as an option. Ultimately, it doesn’t make the phone perform any less than a phone that doesn’t have it.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

They need to think again. LG THRILL 3D phone doesn't sell too well. I'll pass on 3D cell phones.

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