Amazon’s 3D Phone may have a stereoscopic lenticular display
It’s not clear whether the phone has stereoscopic 3D or not: Amazon’s Smartphone Is Coming on June 18 with 3D Effects | Digital Trends.
Update: I doubt it has a lenticular display. The online video makes it look more like it is using 3D perspective effects typical of a video game, but in a good way. Its sort of like the well known 3D “wiggle” effect used for 3D still photos, except here, the “wiggle” is generated at 60 fps by tilting the phone and is under the control of the user.
But that description implies it uses head (eye) tracking to dynamically create appropriate 3D imagery and positioning through a stereoscopic lenticular glasses free display. It says its similar to the Nintendo 3DS display, which did use a lenticular glasses free display.
However, I heard no mention of a glasses free display (may be those are bad words). In fact, Amazon seemed to prefer “dynamic perspective” to saying 3D, as if the word “3D” is poison.
If it does have this ability, then it can likely play Youtube 3D videos and other 3D content on its 4.7 inch display.
Update: Some of the media in advance of the announcement, and after the announcement, are calling this a “holographic” display. It is not holographic. I stop reading when I see someone use that word to describe a stereoscopic display – they are very different technologies.