Feb 17th, 2011

Samsung’s head of product management in the United Kingdom said that the company doesn’t see the need for 3D on cell phones… yet. Rightfully calling themselves world leaders in 3D, they aren’t alone in opting to pass on 3D-enabled cell phones. To date, only LG and Sharp have made a decent push. Here’s the full quote:

“We are world leaders in 3D, but we haven’t seen a need for 3D on mobiles as yet … we just don’t see [3D] is needed yet—good luck to the innovators though, it will be interesting to see if it works, and if it does you’ll see a response from Samsung quickly”

I’m inclined to agree, honestly. After seeing the Sharp Galapagos phone last month at CES and after seeing the LG Optimus 3D in action today, I don’t get the fascination. It’s more novelty than substance, and it’s something I see myself disabling after a few days of playing around with it.

I’m biased, of course – anyone who knows me knows that I loathe this 3D uprising. But people seem to like it. A lot of people. And LG’s going to pull a ton of them in with their Optimus Pad tablet and Optimus 3D phone, so I can’t really be mad at them. Kudos. Samsung says they will strongly consider 3D if the industry catches on. [via TechRadar]

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