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Sony Ericsson entering glasses-free 3D smartphone game with model offering HD 4.7 inch screen

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Sony Ericsson entering glasses-free 3D smartphone game with model offering HD 4.7 inch screen
After watching the launch of the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D (soon to launch Stateside as the LG Thrill 4G), Sony Ericsson has decided to throw its hat into the glasses-free 3D ring with a handset of its own. The unnamed handset will feature a massive 4.7 inch display with a HD resolution of 720 x 1280. The joint venture is far from the only smartphone manufacturer entering the 3D arena. Samsung is said to be working on a Galaxy 3D model.

It's way too early to determine if 3D smartphones are more than just a fad. The stereoscopic, glasses-free version used on handsets can lead to eye fatigue and headaches. And if you do not view the screen from the correct angle, the 3D effect will not be apparent to the viewer.

source: SEMCBlog via ElectricPig

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posted on 29 Jul 2011, 11:39 4

1. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

4.7"? That's just dumb.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 11:55 5

2. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

Better than 3D on 4.3"

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 18:13 2

13. slickman44 (unregistered)

That's not dumb... 3D without glasses gimmick is dumb

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 12:21 5

3. irectum (unregistered)

i like putting iphones up my iass!!! dem s**tty iphones!! hahahahah

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 15:01 4

7. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)

Did I miss the part where they mention anything about the iPhone in this article?

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 06:30

21. Laurynas (unregistered)


posted on 29 Jul 2011, 13:15

4. 3D Gimmic (unregistered)

Somewhere in my heart is hoping that this is a variant of the xperia duo. I'm damn looking forward to SE's next dual core phone but i don't want this 3d thing to be eating up battery and resources. Probably with an option to turn it off i may consider~

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 13:57

5. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

hahahahahahah 4.7"

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 15:01 1

6. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

im still iffy about 3d on phones... not to good for the sight

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 15:03

8. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)

Sounds like a bad idea to me too. On that small of a screen the 3D can't be that cool. It's gotta be a battery waster.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 17:17 2

12. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

i think the tech needs to mature a bit before i jump on the wagon, but if you take 3d out of the equasion, that sounds like a hecka-nice screen on there. Hopefully the phone has a very thin bezel so its not so darn huge.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 15:38

9. Viper (unregistered)

how can i put a phone with 4.7 inches display in my pocket??!!

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 15:51 4

10. KingK (unregistered)

Same way you put your other 4.7 inches in your pocket.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 16:59

11. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

You guys dont know anything yet so STFU, for all you know the phone can be button-less and be nothing but a screen like the predicted ice cream sandwich androids and probably the nexus prime.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 22:11 3

14. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)

I'm not into the whole 3-D thing. I personally don't think its something for a phone. And the 4.7inch screen is just ridiculous. That is way too big for a cell phone. I never used a 3-D phone, so they might be pretty cool, but I would think it'd get annoying after awhile?

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 22:22

15. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


posted on 29 Jul 2011, 23:21 1

16. fatexo (Posts: 221; Member since: 21 May 2010)

its obvious that when SE will launch this phone, the specs will already be outdated.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 01:40

17. bob g man (unregistered)

My galaxy s ii is about 5.3" diagonally if you include the bezel. Depending on the size of the bezel who is to say it will be a big phone. if it can be buttonless bezel free edge to edge glass then it would actually be smaller than many of todays phones. very unlikely that this is the case but just saying

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 01:48

18. atulagrawal82 (unregistered)

friends, considering da pace at which se works, it will take another 10 years to launch dis phone.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 04:13

19. dara (unregistered)

This site needs an admin comment check..so many ignorants trolling on here.

Here's the thing - all major phone (apple aside) makers have 4.5 inch screen phones in the works, some even 4.7 inchers, like htc and SE.
And they are all going to incorporate "EDGE TO EDGE" desing.
This means that future 4.5 inch phones will be the size of current 4-4.3 inchers.

You saw the photo of the upcoming 4.5 inch screened Xperia Duo next to an Arc?
It's almost the same size!!

As for the 3D - with such resolution and size, it could be an ultimate show off feature. And no one could ask more from a screen actualy, since - in case you didn't knew - you can just switch the 3D mode off

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 07:43

22. cchanco (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Darn ! it will not fit in my pocket :/

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 09:02 1

23. OpTiKaWn (unregistered)

Hello people AT&T already has a 4.5 inch phone, the samsung infuse and its so thin it dont matter its bigger it fits in a pocket fine un les ur one of them dudes that thinks ur in a band with a name that begins with the word THE.... like the white stripes and so on all those wierdos that wear tight azz pants and look like girls then of course u cant fit nething in there.... The tight pants trend by far they worst fasion style of the last 10 years, who honestly thinks they look good with tight black faded jeans and a cheap pair of falling apart chuck taylors and a super tight tee shirt with a THE band on it hahaha and nasty dirty long hair like its 1994,... aint cool ne more, hasnt been for a while. They try to be rebels and a rebel is being different so when u dress like 10 million other wierdos u aint different ur just a follower and ur actuly trendy the exact thing ur trin not to be so its the funniest thing in the world hahahaha. And some one was sain above about glasses less 3D thats its dumb... no 3D with glasses is dumb thats everyones problem with the 3D they dont like the glasses and everyone is waiting for all the glasses less tech, they already have few tvs out in japan and very soon they will be here and so will the sony 3D phone and the samsung phone in 3D so just deal with it were far enuff in the future now and its here to stay its only gona get better and better as the resolution improves and tech advances. Next playstation and XBOX will more than likley be full 3D support for every single game and as u see now almost every movie is not to mention all the regular 3D cameras and cam corders out and commin out it aint goin ne where till we move on to something even better like holographic its just part of life dont get mad at things just cause u cant afford them... and far as the bigger phones go like i said the samsung infuse is out already with 4.5 inch screen and that dell streak phone been out for like a year with a 5.0 inch screen and there is talks of a few 5.3 inch ones and the reason is for people to have fuller sized web pages to look at and videos and movies to watch on the go with out havin to actuly carry something even bigger like a 10 inch tablet or lap top plus u can actuly use it as a phone, a laptop is kinda hard to hold to ur head u know they want u to be able to have ur laptop/tablet/phone/camera everything all in one with a screen that is as close to a larger size to fit more info on for bigger stuffl like movies and stuff and find that sweet spot in between everything. all i know is most normal pants and shorts i buy have back pockets that would easy fit a 5.0 or 5.3 inch screen no prob and ne cargo pant pocket would fit ne of them easy and i only wear regular size 32 inch pant. so live with the change its commin.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 03:50

24. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

How come no one complained about the similarly sized AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G?

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