Sharp unveils the Galapagos 003SH and 005SH, with glasses-free 3D screens

by Mark R

Sharp has recently unveiled some interesting smartphones that have a huge selling point: glasses-free 3D screens.

I suppose that we all knew that naked-eye 3D was possible with the Nintendo 3DS, so why not create a smartphone that can do the same? These Galapagos series phones come in two forms: the 003SH (top left) and the 005SH.

The 003SH’s 3D screen is 3.8 inches with 800 x 480 resolution with touchscreen capability. It has powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) and has 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a digital TV tuner. The camera is a 9.6 Megapixel CCD camera with 720p video recording. As for the Galapagos 005SH, the details with photo are after the jump.

The 005SH has pretty much the exact same features, but it comes with a “QWERTY keyboard with 4-way D-pad”. It also has a microSDHC slot for 32GB memory enhancement. The camera is also different at 8 Megapixels, but it has the 720p video capability.

These two phones will be available from SoftBank mobile, Japan’s third largest mobile carrier. The 003SH is set for next month while the 005SH will launch sometime in February.

I am wondering if this is a signal to cell phone companies to make displays in glass-free 3D, just like all displays are in color now instead of monochromatic. Yet another development in technology that will soon turn your present phone into a dinosaur.


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