Samsung still happy to pass on 3D

Samsung still happy to pass on 3DCommenting on just how many Galaxy devices Samsung has churned out over the past few years is one of the mobile industry's most overused clichés, but to be fair there really are a lot of the blighters out there.

But one of the few bases Samsung hasn't yet covered with a Galaxy device is 3D, and we wouldn't advise getting your hopes up either, as it won't be changing anytime soon.

The tech industry has been trying to stick 3D onto pretty much anything for a few years now, and with decidedly mixed results.

LG took the plunge for the mobile industry in a big way at Mobile World Congress last year with the Optimus 3D and Optimus Pad, but if the plan was to get in early and establish a foothold in the 3D market before everyone else got there, it needn't have bothered: a year later and LG still has the market mostly to itself.

And Korean rival Samsung seems to have no problem with that – scotching growing rumours that the forthcoming Galaxy S III will be 3D capable in a brief but emphatic statement to Engadget:

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.”

Guess that's the end of that, then.

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Treab  Apr. 7, 2012 at 18:09

Anyone else notice a strange font going on here for 2/3rds the report...

jheslop1  Apr. 7, 2012 at 19:59

Yep. Total noobs.

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