MediaTek intros Cool 3D suite for its chipsets. $200 3D smartphones on the way?
Taiwan-based MediaTek has officially announced Cool 3D, which is presented as “the world’s most complete 3D suite of solutions for smartphone platforms.”
The new suite supports 3D displays and 3D cameras, plus real-time 2D-to-3D conversion. MediaTek proudly touts two distinguished features that are included in Cool 3D: 3D Cool Shot (which supports cost-effective 5MP dual-lens cameras that can provide 1080p, 24 FPS 3D images), and 3D Cool Show (which enhances stereo 3D effects, enabling “convenient switching between the 2D and 3D displays”).
According to MediaTek, Global Industry Analysts, Inc. believes that close to 1 billion 3D-capable smartphones will be shipped yearly by 2018.
MediaTek says that Cool 3D is enabled on its MT6575 and MT6577 chipsets. Both these chipsets are developed for sub-$200 smartphones, so we’ll probably see very affordable 3D handsets soon. Maybe from Acer or Lenovo, since they seem to like MediaTek lately.
Via Press release