A year ago, back when autostereoscopic 3D smartphones had yet to hit the global market in any appreciable way, a Samsung exec took a moment to comment on the company’s approach to the technology. At the time, it was opting to keep its distance from 3D, waiting to see if the sort of 3D content that would draw users to supported phones would end up emerging. Now over a year later, and after the releases of the HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D, is Samsung ready to reconsider 3D displays? The company just released a statement addressing the possibility, and once again it seems to have no interest in the tech.
Samsung said that it has “no immediate plan to include displays featuring 3D technology in our upcoming smartphones”. We’ve been hearing rumors now and then over the course of past year about various devices Samsung might be thinking of releasing with 3D screens, even going so far as to suggest that a Galaxy 3D was in the works. Most recently, some of the speculation surrounding the upcoming Galaxy S III has looked at the possibility of an autostereoscopic display. Samsung’s statement now serves as a strong rejection of that idea.
Another year from now, do you think Samsung will have changed its attitude towards 3D displays? For that matter, will anyone still be releasing such models in a year, or could this be one fad that’s bound to die out?