LG is taking the innovator cap and wearing it proudly with the upcoming release of 3D technology in not only a smartphone, but also a tablet. Some think that LG’s endeavor could see some pretty interesting results, while others believe that 3D on a smartphone is just a guinea pig of sorts, testing the waters before LG and other manufacturers put the 3D focus where they really want it: tablets. But Samsung doesn’t think that, right now, 3D is all that necessary.

I was expecting to hear some responses from the other main manufacturers in regards to 3D, but Samsung managed to surprise me. Not because the company doesn’t think 3D is necessary right now (I was expecting that), but because of the last bit at the end of their statement. “We just don’t see [3D] is needed yet – good luck to the innovators though, it will be interesting to see if it works, and if it does you’ll see a response from Samsung quickly.”

First, there’s no way that Samsung hasn’t already tossed around the idea of 3D in smartphones or tablets before now. I think the first part of the comment alludes to that. Saying that the company has had discussions on the technology and particular platforms without really saying it, but decided that for now, they’ll stick with what they’re doing. But, it’s that last little comment that makes me think Samsung’s already working on a handset, or even a tablet, that features the technology.

Only because they include the word “quickly.” Now, to me, that means that Samsung’s already working on a 3D-capable device, but they want to see how LG does out there with their first smartphone and tablet before they make their move. Perhaps it’s the expense of a 3D device that has Samsung hesitant to launch anything before the market proves whether consumers want it or not. Or maybe it’s something else entirely.

I think if they weren’t working on a 3D-capable device, they wouldn’t have said that consumers should expect a response from them quickly. Unless of course Samsung thinks that a year later is quick (and I guess that's perfectly possible). I think the big question is: if Samsung is working on a 3D-capable device, is it going to be a smartphone or a tablet? Or both?

Let me know in the comments what you think. If LG is not the manufacturer you want when it comes to a 3D-capable device, is Samsung? How about HTC? And do you want a 3D phone or tablet more?

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Ryan Freeman
Ryan Freeman I'm am sorry but 3d?????? Really???!!!?!?!
Jabin George
Jabin George I don't care what samsung has. Upgrade my dam epic 4g to froyo.:O
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz I dont know man
Michael Balk
Michael Balk Samsung has by far the best screens out there if they make this I'm sure it would be top of the line
David McNeill
David McNeill Samsung make the best camera phones? Lol, Carl Zeiss will be upset to hear that piece of blasphemy.
L.c. Tooflyforafullname Carter
L.c. Tooflyforafullname Carter Samsung is still fairly new to the smart phone and the galaxy series is already a top seller. Can you imagine how horrible HTC tvs would be if they started making them. Lol
Alaa Haidar
Alaa Haidar 3D ???????? Wat the ...
Steve Arnold
Steve Arnold If people don't like Samsung why comment? They don't have the best track record, but who cares. Anyway, for them to be true competitors they should really integrate 3D into at least one of their phones in my opinion.
DomiNyc Turner
DomiNyc Turner 2 unimportant things, 3D & Samsung. yawn
Jamille Browne
Jamille Browne @Gary Up the mp's in the camera? thats as pointless as you make 3D out to be. Samsung makes the best camera phones anyways. Uping the Mp's isn't necessarily gonna yield a better picture, Samsung's Galaxy S 5mp cameras are better than the Evo's 8mp just for an example. Hell My Motorola Zine Zn5 has a better camera of course though it was made in partner with Kodak so thats expected but its still at 5mp's.
Eric Stephenson
Eric Stephenson 3D is a gimmick. I hope manufacturers abandon it soon.
Jamille Browne
Jamille Browne Is dual-core really necessary? same question. Really what is necessary in a phone besides the call/end button and text messaging?
L.c. Tooflyforafullname Carter
L.c. Tooflyforafullname Carter Of course they do they are the ones who developed the glassless 3d tech for nintendo 3ds. Samsung is a beast and they are getting better and better.
Alejandro Gonzales
Alejandro Gonzales Is 3d really necessary? I wanna hear more about the Samsung galaxy s2!! It looks awesome!
Andrew M. Cha
Andrew M. Cha They have a pretty sweet lineup of 3D TVs, why wouldn't they be interested in 3D smart phones? BTW Samsung FTW
Michelle DeRosa
Michelle DeRosa Ok now it's getting ridiculous
Yasir Sohail
Yasir Sohail Samsung sux, HTC n Apple ftw
Juwon Howard
Juwon Howard They tvs are awesome phones not so much
Adam Loyal
Adam Loyal they would be stupid if they didnt. The 3d optimus might just storm the market.
Victor Rios
Victor Rios I hope so that'd be sick...I don't care what others say about the OS update situation I still would if they came out with a 3D phone.
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama Didnt they say they didn't want a 3D device? Either way I don't care about Sammy

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