Latest Samsung Galaxy S IV spec rumour: 3D camera for stills and video?

Latest Samsung Galaxy S IV spec rumour: 3D camera for stills and video?Smartphones and 3D had a thankfully short-lived romance, yielding just two children of note - namely the HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D.

Samsung was always rumoured to be joining the 3D smartphone party, and the latest Galaxy S IV spec speculation suggests the imminent flagship might have a 3D camera. What the…?

That’s the story according to Patent Bolt, which has discovered a filing Samsung made last week with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Samsung’s filing includes a logo for 3D stills and video, and it’s suggested that such a feature might make it into the Galaxy S IV.

Firstly, wouldn’t Samsung be cutting it a tad close, with the Galaxy S IV launching on Thursday? “Hey Jim, have you been down to the Patent and Trademark Office with that 3D thing yet?” “Oh ffffff…”

Also, 3D? What the actual fug? You can count on zero hands the number of people praying for 3D stills and video from the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

On the plus side, the Samsung Galaxy S IV isn’t expected to be autostereoscopic. You might recall the LG Optimus Pad had a 3D camera, but had to be connected to a 3D-compatibe device to actually view the content.

What do you think? Load of old nonsense? Or are you already plotting your next 3D masterpiece?

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 12:39

I'm lost.... apparently a lot of people are excited by the eye-scrolling rumours. So, as a member of a different species I pass. 3D rules!

lcurdie / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 12:46

In the future, life will be beamed directly into your brain, and you can just sit on the couch and not do ANYTHING. Hooray!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 13:03

Yeah, but don't get pink eye, or you won't be able to scroll

Stelph  Mar. 12, 2013 at 13:03

After playing with an LG Optimus 3D at the weekend I have to say the 3D thing is great fun, ertainly brings a lot to games and video but both have to be specially prepared and created with 3D in mind for it to work. Filming 3D using the phone is a nightmare and never really works that well (you have to ensure you are juuuuuust the right distance away) and although the LG has a "converter" for non 3D games it really doesnt work that well. Also I personally find it exhausting watching 3D

Long story short, 3D would be a nice feature but samsugn would have to have all the content ready in the background to make it worth it

judgey  Mar. 12, 2013 at 18:10

an1  Mar. 12, 2013 at 21:06

Companies are always speculatively filing patents, many never come to fruition.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 22:32

Companies are always speculatively filing patents, many never come to fruition.

VERY true! Often the logic is, "it may be far out, but god knows what the competition comes up with in future - so we cover all and any vague bases"....

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