Shipments within the global 3D mobile market have been forecast to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in shipment volume of approximately 62% over the next five years, rising to 547.69 million units by the end of 2018.
Since 2002, many companies introduced auto stereoscopic displays for mobile phones. By the end of 2002, Sharp launched Sharp mova SH251iS, the world's first commercial 3D-enabled mobile phone, in NTT DoCoMo's network.
Sharp's device have made a huge local success in Japan, with 2 million units shipped which made it the best-selling 3D-enabled device for many years. Nevertheless, it wasn't until 2010 when 3D-enabled mobile phones begin to catch on.
The increased proliferation of gaming and video content has finally made 3D a mainstream technology. 3D technology is redefining entertainment, offering users a truly immersive and high-definition (HD) experience.
The evolution of 3D technologies such as auto-stereoscopic solutions is driving the penetration of 3D to mobile devices as well, with 3D technology having reached every possible entertainment form - from outdoor signage displays to pocket size mobile devices.
New generation 3D mobile phones are next to follow suit, without the need for 3D viewing glasses. With an increasing number of mobile applications and technologies being produced, 3D capture is likely to become as important as 3D viewing in TVs. Mobile phones with 3D cameras and HD video recording capabilities are set to become a rage in the near future.
With investments towering up for 3D content development, market players such as Movidius, Myriad, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Sharp Corporation and Texas Instruments already foresee a huge potential in this market.
This improvised 3D experience on mobile phones is set to revolutionise the multimedia market by broadening the horizons of the entertainment industry.
For more information on the 3D mobile market, see the latest research: 3D Mobile Market
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