3D Smartphones on the Horizon

      February 01, 2011 08:49

      LG Electronics is set to debut a 3D smartphone at the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 14. The Android-powered device, tentatively called the Optimus 3D, features a 4.3-inch glasses-less 3D display.

      Its LCD display allows users to see 3D content some 30-50 cm from the screen. Users can take 3D photos and video with a built-in camera on the back and send them to friends.

      LG plans to roll out the device worldwide from the second half of the year.

      /Courtesy of LG Electronics

      Samsung Electronics is also working on a 3D smartphone and plans to release it late in the second half to avoid competing with its follow-up model to the Galaxy S.

      Apple appears to have reached out to its suppliers to see if 3D display technology can be applied to its successor to the iPhone and other products, according to U.S. tech media CNET and IntoMobile.

      An industry insider predicts that 3D smartphones are likely to spread faster than 3D TVs because the glasses-less 3D technology is easier to apply to handsets as they have smaller screens.

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