Glasses-free 3D-enabled Android smartphones seem to be all the rage these days, at least from the carriers’ perspective, as two out of the top four wireless providers in the US either have or will have one by the end of summer. Of course, I’m referring to Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D (review) and AT&T’s LG Thrill 4G (known as the Optimus 3D elsewhere). These devices offer powerful dual-core processors and the ability to create and view 3D content directly on their respective 4.3″ glasses-free 3D screens. Then you have the plethora of handsets over in Japan, a market where 3D in the mobile space really seems to be booming. Well, it looks like Samsung could be looking to get in on the three dimensional action.
According to Korea-based ETnews, Samsung could be planning to launch a glasses-free 3D Android smartphone of their own in the fourth quarter of this year. The “Samsung Galaxy 3D” is rumored to sport a 4.3″ glasses-free 3D display (seems to be LCD, not Super AMOLED Plus), 1.2Hz dual-core Exynos processor, dual 8 megapixel camera for 2D or 3D image and video capture, HDMI-out, and it will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It nearly sounds like a Galaxy S II with a naked-eye 3D display. If that’s the case, it could likely be the king of all 3D phones.
From what we remember, Samsung wasn’t too supportive of 3D displays on smartphones earlier this year, so we’re a bit skeptical when hearing this news. Who knows, perhaps the Korean handset maker has noticed some success with the current 3D-capable handsets and decided they want a piece of the pie. For now, we’ll classify this as an interesting rumor, but we’ll be sure to let you know if we hear more on the topic.
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