Lately all the rage was for 3D high definition televisions, but now 3D is also coming to mobile handsets. Softbank will release 2 smartphones – “Galapagos 003SH” and “Galapagos 005SH” – in Japan between the end of 2010 and spring 2011.
The smartphones will run Android 2.2 on a platform based on Qualcomm MSM8255 @ 1Ghz, feature a 3.8″ display and the capability to record HD videos (720p maximum). The main differences between the 2 handsets are that Galapagos 005SH will have a slide-out keyboard and a built-in 8 Megapixel camera whereas 003SH won’t have the keyboard but the camera will be 9.6 Megapixel. Both handsets will be manufactured by Sharp which also owns the 3D technology.
The 3D images and videos will be viewable with the naked eyes, i.e. you won’t have to wear glasses. This will be used for picture, videos and 3D games. The smartphones will be released with pre-installed games such as “Biohazard Degeneration” and “Mobile Powerful Professional Baseball 3D” and some 3D video trailers.
You will also be able to take your own pictures and videos in 3D.
Source: Softbank to Launch 3D Capable Android Handsets on Nikkei Electronics.
Please also check-out Softbank Galapagos 003SH/005SH teaser video (in Japanese).
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