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Samsung To Release 3D Version Of Galaxy S2?

Samsung is apparently planning to launch a 3D version of its popular Galaxy S2 handset, the phone would be called the Galaxy 3D and would face the likes of the LG Optimus 3D and the HTC EVO 3D.

The rumour emerged from Korean website ETNews (opens in new tab), which added that the handset is likely to be launched towards the end of the year as the holiday season nears.

Should this be the case, we can expect the Galaxy 3D to come with a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive 3D glassless screen, an Exynos 4210 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard memory and two eight megapixel rear facing cameras.

The handset is said to be powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and we suspect that the final price of the item will be significantly more than that of the S2 which currently stands around £450.

By the time it is expected to be launched, the Galaxy 3D will be the third 3D mainstream handset on the market and is likely to be the most expensive of the three.

The release of a 3D version of the Samsung S2 - which has already sold three million units in the US - could mean that 3D is finally going mainstream on mobile.

It would be quite interesting to see whether Samsung decides to upgrade the monitor to qHD and adds full HD 3D video capture as well.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.