By Stephen Schenck | August 2, 2011 12:39 PM
Are no-glasses-required 3D displays on smartphones coming to the end of their fifteen minutes of fame? While we’re still waiting on some high-profile releases (like LG’s Thrill 4G on AT&T, hopefully sometime later this month), there’s already a sense we’re getting from certain carriers and manufacturers that they may be losing enthusiasm in such devices. In the UK, we recently looked at Vodafone’s abandonment of the HTC EVO 3D. Now it seems that the UK may be seeing additional 3D phone shortages, with Samsung supposedly dismissing the idea of bringing the Galaxy 3D to its shores.
UK site Know Your Mobile recently talked with a Samsung rep regarding supposed specs for the rumored Galaxy 3D. During the conversation, the site was told “there are no current plans for Samsung to launch a 3D smartphone in the UK market”.
Now, that could mean several things. Since Samsung hasn’t so much as confirmed the Galaxy 3D’s existence, that could just be its default non-denial-denial. Not having a UK launch plan now doesn’t mean Samsung won’t put one together a month down the line. On the other hand, this discussion was about the rumored Galaxy 3D specs, so it seems that Samsung may be willing to discuss the phone to some extent; maybe it really is thinking about not bothering with a UK launch. For now, we’re not ready to read Samsung’s comment as proof the Galaxy 3D won’t see the UK; we’re going to have to wait and see on this one.
Source: Know Your Mobile