Two months ago, we wrote a post about RED teasing it’s new holographic phone. Well, we are back with more information about their screen and it’s not as exciting as I hoped. The company is working with Leia Inc. to use their proprietary “Diffractive Lightfield Backlighting (DLB™)” solution which basically uses layers of LCDs with an underlying layer that acts as a directional backlight to manipulate your brain into seeing two different views with each eye of the same object , producing a 3D effect.
This sounds very similar to what Nintendo did many years ago with its Nintendo 3DS. I remember it had a lot of negative feedback regarding eye fatigue, so much so that the company is still selling and creating new Nintendo 2DS devices. Like the Nintendo 3DS, you can shut off the 3D and 4D capabilities to use a regular 2D screen like any other smartphone. If this is the case for Nintendo, you have to wonder if this type of a 3D display is really the future of mobile phone technology… Perhaps it will be a supplementary feature to current technology that is meant for limited use when playing new 3D/4D games or watching special content.
“The future of personal communication, information gathering, holographic multiview, 2D, 3D, AR/VR/MR and image capture just changed forever,” Red said. Let us know if you agree in the comments or if you think this is just a gimmick that won’t stick.