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Samsung Won't Launch 3D Galaxy S3 Smartphone

Samsung has confirmed to Engadget that it will not add 3D goodness to its soon-to-be-released smartphones which almost certainly means that the Galaxy S3 won't come with a 3D screen.

The Korean company issued a short statement to Engadget saying "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."

Only two mainstream smartphone manufacturers have embraced 3D, LG and HTC, having released the Optimus 3D (at last year's Mobile World Congress) and the HTC EVO 3D.

Sales for the two 3D phones must have proved slightly below expectations as they can both be found in bargain bins around the country (the EVO 3D fetches as little as £207 at Asda making it, by far our best value for money handset).

LG announced only a single 3D smartphone this year, no 3D tablet yet while HTC hasn't announced any follow up yet to the Evo 3D.

Ultimately, although 3D sounds cool in theory, consumers have yet to warm to it mirroring what is happening in the 3D TV Market where 3D is slowly becoming another bullet point in the specification list.

Source : Engadget (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow
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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 ITProPortal.com 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.