VKWorld Discovery S1 is the first smartphone with a glasses-free 3D display in HD

VKWorld Discovery S1 is the first smartphone with a glasses-free 3D display in HD
Remember the HTC EVO 3D, and the LG Optimus 3D (aka the LG Thrill 4G in the U.S.)? Both phones offered users a 3D screen without requiring the use of special glasses. Unfortunately, both 3D phones had less than HD resolution displays. The EVO 3D rocked a 540 x 960 qHD screen and the LG model featured a 480 x 800 WVGA glass.

Now, VKWorld is about to offer the first handset that will bring a 3D image in HD. The VKWorld Discovery S1 will be equipped with a 5.5-inch display that will be protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The 720 x 1280 resolution of the phone results in a pixel density of 267ppi. In addition to providing 3D imagery, the phone will be the first smartphone with a 5.5-inch screen, capable of standing up.

The HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D were interesting, and did provide cool 3D views of certain YouTube videos. They also allowed you to snap 3D photographs using dual-lens cameras (there is no sign of  a dual camera on the Discovery S1). But some reported getting nauseous and dizzy from the display. Still, it has been some years since the HTC and LG models were offered and it should be interesting to see how far the technology has progressed since then.

There is no word yet on when the phone will be released, and we haven't heard any thing about pricing. Stay tuned!


source: VKWorld via GizmoChina

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11 Comments

1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

If this was from Samsung or Apple it would be very promising. But I expect it to be just a crappy and gimmicky coming from some company no ones ever heard of.

4. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Lots of people hate 3D. The share of 3D tickets sold on opening weekend for a movie has gone significantly down since 2011. 3D is dying

7. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I hate it when I want to watch a movie and more than half of the show times are for the 3D version! The only way I like to watch a 3D movie is in IMAX.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

So I don't get it, is this just a form of parallax effect?

3. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Another day another unnecessary smartphone.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it will be another fail

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Woah imagine Material Design in 3D...

8. defcomk

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

I might be wrong but for the 3D to be in HD the display would have to be QHD 2560 x 1440 when parallax is active the display res is halved so this device is only 640 x 360 3D.

9. PerfectJulia

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

This phone is FHD now.

10. NGHIAHH2003

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

3D IS HEADACHE, THE VISUAL EFFECT SHOULD BE USED ONCE IN A WHILE, YOUR EYES CAN NOT TOLERATE 3D NATURALLY. I DISLIKE 3D AFTER WATCHING AT IMAX THE LAST TERMINATOR FILM.

11. NGHIAHH2003

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

AS IN SMARTPHONE RACE, I HOPE VKWORLD HAS GOOD SALE WITH THIS PHONE DESIGN, BUT HAVE DOUBT ABOUT IT.

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