Sharp to Bring Glasses-Free 3D Android Smartphone to U.S. Soil

After having launched three Android smartphones through carriers in the Japanese markets that employ 3D screen technology that doesn’t require the use of special glasses, Sharp is said to be bringing at least one of those models to the U.S. market and will also be targeting China and India.

The company had recently released the LYNX 3D Android smartphone with a 3.8-inch glasses-free 3D display for Japan after having released two models under the Galapagos brand.

It’s unclear which of those models will be hitting U.S. soil, but Sharp did promise a release in the coming year. For the Japanese launch, a number of 3D games were created for Sharp’s smartphone models and it is likely that those games will also appear for the U.S. model to highlight and exploit the emerging 3D screen technology. Whether the U.S. market is mature enough to introduce cutting-edge mobile technology is unclear, but historically the U.S. has not been a market for innovative mobile phone launches in the past.

The screen technology is also used by Nintendo on its portable gaming system, the Nintendo 3DS.


Via: Gizmodo