Like it or not – 3D phones and tablets are coming. An increasing number of devices made by major OEMs will offer 3D experiences to the users and this fact will drive demand for image sensors. According to In-Stat, image sensor makers can expect that demand to rise 130% by 2015. The reason is simple – 3D requires at least two image sensors, one for each imaging solution. Heck, In-Stat’s CTO Jim McGregor even suggests that it’s actually four image sensors that are required, two front facing and two rear facing, with some such device already being unveiled and many more slated for introduction throughout 2011 and 2012.
Some other findings from the report include:
- Total annual shipments of 3D mobile devices will surpass 148 million units in 2015.
- Nearly 30% of all handheld game consoles will be 3D by 2015.
- In 2011, handheld game consoles will be the first 3D-enabled mobile device to surpass 1 million units annually.
- By 2014, 18% of all tablets will be 3D.
And as usual you can get additional information about In-Stat’s report from their website.