Sharp Fleshes Out Line of 3D Android Handsets With Lynx 3D

Sharp is not messing around when it comes to bringing the first series of 3D-enabled smartphones to market; as if it wasn’t enough to simply introduce the feature with a single, stand-out model, the company is going to be kicking off the tech with a whole slew of devices taking advantage of the no-glasses-required 3D displays. Joining the Galapagos phones we looked at earlier this month, Sharp recently showed off its Lynx 3D, model SH-03C, coming to DoCoMo.

Unlike the Galapagos models, the Lynx 3D is coming out of the gate only equipped with Android 2.1, but Sharp is supposedly working on an update for the phone before mid-2011. Sharp promises 3D games for the Lynx, but there’s no word yet on the selection, nor if there will be any new titles not already revealed for the Galapagos 3D handsets.

What the Lynx does share with those Galapagos phones is the same 3.8-inch screen, with an 800 x 480 resolution. Turning off the 3D effect will let you use the display as a traditional screen, in case eyestrain gets the better of you. The phone’s camera will capture 720p video, but only in 2D. You will be able to capture 3D stills, on the other hand, by manually moving the phone in a horizontal plane while taking pics.

Sharp launches the Lynx 3D in Japan this December.

Source: NTT DoCoMo (Google Translate)

Via: DigInfo TV

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