Samsung is reportedly working on launching a new smartphone with a 3D hologram feature. The company has already filed the patent for the same.
The report has come to Android Updated courtesy of Letsgodigital.
Samsung patented method for hologram projection from the display
Earlier this year, Samsung Electronics filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) and USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for a ‘hologram reproducing apparatus and method thereof’. The patent was published on November 29, 2018, and describes precisely how a 3D image can be projected into the air.
The display is provided with a relay lens that contains a series of microlenses. The relay lens contains a spatial light modulator (SLM) with a filter. The SLM ensures that the hologram pattern is reproduced correctly, after which it is projected as a light beam from the display. By using the intervention of light, a high-quality holographic image can be realized.
It is a technically defined patent, in which the operation of each individual microlens, the filters to be used and the operation of the light guide plate are described in detail.
It is difficult to predict whether and when we can expect the first Samsung 3D hologram smartphone. Although the hologram was invented in 1971 by Denis Gabor, the possibilities of 3D technology have only really taken concrete form in recent years.
Think for example of the 3D cinemas or the Microsoft HoloLens headset. At Bright Days 2018 we also encountered several holographic projections last month. In the vast majority of cases, however, it is still necessary to use 3D glasses.
The patented technology is still future music, it is clear that Samsung seriously investigates the possibilities. It, therefore, seems to be a matter of time before we can project high-resolution 3D images from our smartphone, and finally, there are already several apps for it.