Samsung must be enjoying the amount of buzz its next flagship Android smartphone is generating, despite the company’s silence on what will be included in the device and when it will launch, but it has today moved to quash any rumours it is about to incorporate a 3D display in its future handsets.
Recent ‘leaks’ suggest the device will launch on May 22 in London, featuring a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display and the company’s own quad-core Exynos processor. However, reports originating in Korea have also suggested the device could include a form of 3D display technology.
Clearing up any confusion, Samsung has said that whilst it continues to explore new technologies, 3D displays will not feature in its upcoming smartphones. The Korean manufacturer declared this in a statement, which was shared with Engadget:
Although Samsung Electronics is constantly exploring new technologies for our mobile devices, we have no immediate plan to include displays featuring 3D technology in our upcoming smartphones.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise; sales of smartphones and tablets with 3D displays have failed to gain traction, with many lamenting the fact you need glasses or to focus on the device’s screen at a specific angle.
Samsung says it will launch its new flagship by the end of the second-quarter at a dedicated launch event. Just when this event will take place is still unknown, but we will of course keep you updated.