GLOBAL – After the introduction of 3D displays to mobile devices by HTC and LG with the HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D that are able to display a somewhat three-dimensional image without the use of 3D glasses, Nokia and Samsung also seem to have plans to develop in this segment.
Both companies recently filled for patents of displays that are able to show different images to each eye, thus creating an artificial 3D reality. In their roots those displays are 2D ones, but made in a way that both eyes see different lines of pixels due to an extra film layer between the window of a smartphone and the display. Nokia also adds possibility to use a trigger to switch from 2D to 3D mode on its display.
Although the practical use of a 3D display on a phone is still not very clear, it is becoming obvious that such displays will be seen in many more devices than there are available currently. It is certain that while Samsung is expected to introduce the 3D display on a Android-powered device as the current HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D, Nokia will most probably fit it on the first 3D capable Windows Phone powered device.