Developments in Autostereoscopic Display Technologies Drives the 3D Enabled Smartphones Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on 3D Enabled Smartphones markets. The global market for 3D Enabled Smartphones is projected to register 994 million units in annual shipments by the year 2018. Demand will be primarily driven by innovations in autostereoscopic technology and steady increases in the availability of 3D mobile content i.e. games, videos and full-length movies onto the 3D platform. Market adoption will also be driven by advantages such as, crisp, realistic image visualization, hassle free/glass-free viewing of 3D content, superior 3D effects, and ability to experience cutting edge gaming experience.

3D Enabled Smartphones: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Against the backdrop of an era obsessed with stunning motion graphics, the use of 3D technology in films and games has gained immense popularity, especially over the last few years. Today, the 3D technology plays an important role in modern entertainment. The flutter created by 3D TVs stands testimony to the trend. The release of the blockbuster Hollywood movie “Avatar” has exerted a catalytic impact on the future of 3D technologies. A new leap in technology, the movie marks the beginning of a revolution in movie viewing experience, one that holds the potential to not just set off a new wave in 3D movie making, but also one that is likely to intensify consumer awareness, interest, and preferences for home 3D products and solutions. The immersive and realistic experience offered by the movie’s 3D effects has helped change people’s perception of 3D movies, thawing the traditional creativity barriers which until now weighed down the technology. Already feeling the trickling down effects of the 3D revolution is the growing popularity of the use of the technology in mobile electronic devices as evidenced by the heavy influx of new electronic devices with 3D displays. 3D display technologies have struck a hidden goldmine and those capable of providing a stereoscopic perception of 3D depth is poised to spiral in popularity.

Currently igniting interest is the use of the 3D technology in mobile phones. The technology’s rapid proliferation in mobile phones is primarily due to the fact that the smaller screen size of the mobile phone makes it ideal for glasses-free 3D. Glasses-free 3D represents important feature ability as it overthrows the risk of encountering the relatively tepid consumer acceptance of the ill fitting glasses witnessed in the 3D TV market till date. With the promise of providing consumers with an exciting new way of interacting with content, demand is forecast to remain healthy as the technology successfully attracts curious consumers into embracing 3D features which were earlier seen as a non-critical requirement and a needless feature component. With the content industry already well along the 3D migration path, the future is expected to witness easy availability of 3D content like 3D games, video, etc, thus encouraging adoption of 3D enabled smartphones. Expected declines in semiconductor manufacturing costs of faster, powerful processors required for supporting 3D will additionally aid in pushing up market penetration by bringing down prices.

An especially persuasive advantage of 3D smartphones is the spectacular 3D gaming experience offered, an invaluable feature enhancement for a gaming enthusiast. 3D games feature graphic with relatively higher depth judgment, accurate spatial localization, and superior surface material perception that provides the tell tale realism of 3D, among others. The added depth information contained in 3D images allows users to grasp and understand the image quickly and accurately and literally live through the game scenario. Currently, over 75% of smartphone owners are avid mobile phone gamers playing on an average atleast one game each week. The increased use of smartphones for playing games as evidenced by the increasing number of game downloads bodes well for the market, since avid mobile phone gamers now have a compelling reason to migrate onto a 3D smartphone for a richer gaming experience.

As stated by the new market research report on 3D Enabled Smartphones, Asia-Pacific represents the most prominent regional market with annual shipments in the region projected to grow at a CAGR of about 143.4% over the analysis period. Robust economic development, increasing spending power and strong mobile subscriber base, particularly in emerging countries such as China and India are expected to drive growth in the region.

Major players in the marketplace include HTC Corporation, LG Electronics, Inc., Sharp Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB, Motorola Mobility, among others.

The research report titled “3D Enabled Smartphones: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for 3D Enabled Smartphones by annual shipments (in million units) for major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, (France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe) Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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