Sharp has developed a new line of portable 3D screens which do not require viewers to wear special glasses.
The company said that the new touch-screens could soon appear in smartphones, digital cameras and handsets.
The screens combine a conventional LCD with a special parallax filter. The slitted filter allows images to be specially directed to the viewer's eyes to create a 3D image without the need for glasses.
Additionally, the new screens will be able to switch between 3D and conventional 2D images.
Sharp said that the 3.4in screens will be the first of its compact 3D systems to support touch controls. They will be twice as bright, with double the resolution and a contrast ratio roughly 10 times that of previous models, the firm said.
The development of high-definition 3D screens has become a key selling point for electronics vendors in recent months. Many of the major consumer electronics vendors chose to make 3D monitors and television sets the headline of their presentations at this year's CES in Las Vegas.
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