It seems that the 3D revolution is even spreading to the mobile phone arena with the Korean consumer electronics company Samsung unveiling its W960 mobile phone with AMOLED 3D display. The Samsung W960 AMOLED 3D is claimed to be the world’s first mobile phone with 3D capacitive touchscreen display.
The Samsung W960 comes with a 3.2-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen display with 240 x 400 resolutions, which will immerse the user into its mobile experience without having to use any special 3D glasses and look like a fool all day. For convenience users can also choose to either use the phone in 2D or 3D depending on their mood by the press of a button.
Following the industry standard for most AMOLED touch screen displays, the W960 will also come with ‘accelerometer controls and gesture-based touch screen interactions’, according to Samsung. Other features for the world-first include a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus function, Bluetooth, MicroSD slot and Samsung’s own user interface “TouchWiz 2.0”.
It also boasts a DMB-T TV tuner, supports HSDPA and HSUPA connectivity, integrated with MP3 and MP4 player for users to enjoy their favorite songs while on the go, and preloaded with Document viewer which supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF formats. It measures 113.9×53.9×1913 mm and weighs 121 grams.
It seems that the Samsung W960 is opening a new world of interaction for mobile phone users like possible 3D maps for the phone or other useful 3D apps. Whether the W960 revolutionises how we think about mobile is yet to be determined when the mobile device is finally reviewed.
Samsung has, however, rattled the competition and we should be expecting other 3D mobile phones from other manufacturers pretty soon. The W960 uses parallax barrier technology which delivers an optimal 3D display on smaller screens and gives one enough leeway to argue that the 3D technology is perfect for mobile phones.
The Samsung SCH-W960 is expected to be available in South Korea in Q2 via SKT, KT and LGT operators. The price has not been revealed yet. [via Mobile Review]