Samsung: no 3D in Galaxy S III

Samsung says its new Galaxy S III smartphone will not have a 3D display. Phew!

Samsung wants to make one thing very clear about its upcoming Galaxy S III smartphone: it won't have a 3D display--thank goodness!

"Although Samsung Electronics is constantly exploring new technologies for our mobile devices, we have no immediate plan to include displays featuring 3D technology in our upcoming smartphones," the company told Engadget.

The denial is a bit strange considering that Samsung hasn't revealed any other Galaxy S III details, nor has the company swatted down any other rumors about its next flagship phone. Samsung has only said that it will hold an event to announce the phone during the first half of the year. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports of a quad-core processor, extra-large display, and 7 mm-thin design abound.

I'm glad Samsung has ruled out 3D for its upcoming smartphones. The feature has never graduated beyond gimmick status in other smartphones, because not much 3D content is available for these devices.

3D phones also require design compromises. The HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D, for example, were thicker than other high-end smartphones when they launched in mid-2011, and each of their dual cameras shot at a lower resolution than the best competing single-lens cameras. LG is following up last year's model with a new sequel, called the LG Optimus 3D Max, but it's saddled with the outdated Android 2.3 and a dual-core processor, while the company's flagship LG Optimus 4X will have a quad-core processor and Android 4.0.

The great thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line is that it's never been about gimmicks, and a marginal feature like 3D isn't worth watering down other aspects of the phone. Leaving 3D out is the right call.

Follow Jared on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ for even more tech news and commentary.

More about: Facebook, Galaxy, Google, HTC, LG, LG Electronics, Newman, Samsung, Samsung Electronics
References show all

Comments

Charlie

1

"The feature has never graduated beyond gimmick status in other smartphones, because not much 3D content is available for these devices."

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meme face:

So you say there is not much 3D content is available for these devices?

Please, tell me more about how one of the greatest innovators of 3D releasing no new 3D-capable devices will help there be more content.

Quicksilver

2

Future proofing is a hell of a thing, Samsung.

rings

3

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about consumer electronics. Regards

Comments are now closed.
Related Whitepapers
Latest Stories
Community Comments
ARN Directory | Distributors relevant to this article
Alloys , Aquion , Bluechip Infotech , Com1 International , Dicker Data , Dynamic Supplies , Express Data , ICT Distribution , Impact Systems Technology , Ingram Micro Australia , Leader Computers , Multimedia Technology , Samsung Communications , Synnex Australia , Topstar Computer International , TrackITOnline , Wholesale IT , XiT Distribution
ARN Directory | Vendors relevant to this article
LG Electronics
Get exclusive access to ARN's news, research and invitation only events.
ARN Distributor Directory
ARN Vendor Directory
Microsites

iAsset is a channel management ecosystem that automates all major aspects of the entire sales,marketing and service process, including data tracking, integrated learning, knowledge management and product lifecycle management.

 

Latest News

03:39PM
Cloud an alternative to growing IT complexity: Schneider Electric
02:49PM
Telstra partners New Zealand firm Mako Networks
02:33PM
Fujitsu and Panasonic join forces in new semi-conductor business
12:12PM
HP unveils its flash-driven XP7 storage
More News
05 May
CeBIT Australia 2014
06 May
Oracle Day 2014 - Across 2 Cities
06 May
Oracle Day 2014 - Across 2 Cities
06 May
IM Experience
View all events