Hitachi Unveils New 4.5-Inch 1280×720 3D IPS Displays for Smartphones


In case you thought this whole “3D thang” was going fade out, it might be later instead of sooner. Today, Hitachi showed off a new type of 3D display for smartphones, this time with a 1280×720 resolution. The IPS display measures in at about 4.5-inches and is using some kind of new lenticular lens approach which I can’t seem to wrap my head around. Either way, it’s better than the technology we’re using now.

Hitachi says this new method allows for brighter more vivid pictures with images that actually look better in 3D than in 2D. I, for one, welcome the 3D trend with open arms. Who knows, maybe HTC will be packing these in the Evo 3D part deux next year.

[Via TechCrunch]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I feel that 4.3″ is too big already. D: I don’t like these massive phones that barely fit in my pocket.

    1. A .2-inch increase in screen size doesn’t necessarily mean the whole phone would have to get bigger.

      Kinda like who some phone’s have 3.7-inch screens and are the same size as some 4.3-inchers. =p

      1. Well i’m going from a nexus one to a sensation, and the sensation is huge compared to it. It’s a hard fit in some of my pants! D: I feel like the size of the atrix is good (4.0″) but it’s moto…and an atrix…lol

        1. If you put those phones on top of eachother, you’ll find out most of them are really the same size just with more bezzle. I think the Atrix is actually the same length/width as the N1…

        2. those are some tiny pockets you have there. o_O I can fit in a 7 inch tablet in my pockets with all ease.

    2. Sounds like you need to quit wearing skinny jeans.

  2. 3d is crap. the only good thing about having it on a phone is that the hardware demands are higher, so the phone actually performs well without 3d.

  3. I think my 3.7in phone is good. Not too small or too big. I feel 4.0in is probably the optimum size and imagine my next phone will be 4.0”.

    4.3″ is a big for my tastes already. 4.5″ is freaking massive. I’m not carrying around a tablet as a phone… sheesh. Really hoping the Nexus rumors of 4.5″ are false… can’t understand why so many people seem to be excited about that

    1. Have you ever held the Samsung Infuse in your hand? It feels pretty nice. I mean, a .2-inch screen increase doesn’t necessarily mean the whole phone will have to get bigger. Could mean less bezzle of done right =)

      1. Yeah maybe. Optimus 2X is 4.0 but looks much bigger than other phones the same size.

        Galaxy S2 doesn’t look too bad to hold in hands as it’s really thin. Guess we’ll see how things are when I’m looking for one.

    2. 4.5″ is really not that big, man up and start upgrading from those sissy-fied 3.7in devices.

  4. The only thing I like about this is the resolution. Keep that and ditch the 3D, and I’m sold.

  5. I’d rather they work on mini projectors that go into the phone that you can shoot on stuff. Love to shoot some porn on the back of a bible.

    1. Projectors would be pretty cool. Kinda like in those new Sony camcorders…

      Oh — and you’re evil. o_O

    2. lulz 4.5 in a thin frame would be nice, with mini projector get two nuts…….i mean thumbs up

  6. If I find out a phone is using this some time early next year…I may wait on a phone til then.

    If not I will eventually get it just to see the bumped up screen res.

  7. yeah i would love to see more 4.5 inch smartphones with high resolution screens. i was not impressed by the Samsung Infuse 4g. However big the screen may be, i thought the web browsing experience was mired by the low res display, making everything blurry, pixelated and ugly.

  8. I love my evo3D, and haven’t even had it for a whole day. Spent all night at work playing with it. Found some great 3D clips on youtube. Allot of people say it’s just a gimmick. I find it to be a wonderful feature that my phone has, and yours doesn’t. Glad to see I’m not the only one loving 3D on a mobile platform. Eager to see this higher res as on a phone as well.

  9. if the 3d can be switched off to save battery I’m all for it….I don’t hate 3d, but in most cases I just prefer battery over 3d and 2d is great

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