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The Leia Lume Pad 2 is a $1,100, glasses-free 3D Android pill

Does anybody on the market need a 3D Android pill? ZTE and an organization referred to as Leia—just like the Star Wars princess, I assume—is making a 12.4-inch, $1,100 Android pill with a glasses-free 3D show. Internationally the {hardware} is bought by ZTE and is named the “ZTE Nubia Pad 3D,” whereas within the US, the place the federal government has designated ZTE a menace to nationwide safety, the pill is branded because the “Leia Lume Pad 2.” So far as we are able to inform, ZTE is liable for the {hardware}, whereas Leia is bringing 3D tech and software program to the pill.

The magic 3D show is a 12.4-inch, 120 Hz, 2560×1600 IPS LCD. It makes use of Leia’s gentle discipline know-how for the 3D impact and face monitoring by way of the stereoscopic entrance digicam. This lets the show sends barely totally different photos to every eye, type of like a Nintendo 3DS. Presumably, the efficient decision will get lower in half in 3D mode. It is laborious to inform if that is truly any good from textual content descriptions and flat 2D movies, however the system made the rounds at Cell World Congress final month. A Tom’s Information reporter referred to as the show spectacular and praised the viewing angle but additionally complained of complications.

The specs sheet appears to be like prefer it got here from a 2-year-old flagship, beginning with the Snapdragon 888 SoC from 2021. It has 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 9070 mAh battery with 33 W quick charging, and runs Android 12L. It has a MicroSD slot, a USB-C port on the underside, 4 audio system, and a pogo pin setup on the underside edge for a charging stand. We’re working from an incomplete spec sheet right here, and neither Leia nor ZTE has printed dimensions or weight. The pill appears to be like a bit thick in photographs, maybe a facet impact of the additional 3D show layer.

The place, precisely, you might be supposed to search out 3D content material to play on the system is a little bit of an issue. First, you may make it your self. The entrance and rear cameras each take stereoscopic 3D photographs. Meaning two units of digicam sensors on the entrance (8MP) and again (16MP). Leia guarantees “realtime 2D to 3D conversion” of movies, which feels like a catastrophe. There may be an choice for 3D video chat “Powered by Zoom,” presumably meaning each folks would want Leia tablets. In fact, it will not be 2023 with out an onboard generative picture AI that can make 3D artwork so that you can have a look at (it makes use of Steady Diffusion).

Leia has an entire ecosystem of 3D apps via its “Leia Appstore,” which additionally has some 3D video games in it (it isn’t browsable on-line, sadly). The corporate has decent-looking developer documentation and plugins for Unity, Unreal, the Android SDK, Maya, Blender, and WebGL. There is a “Leia Flix” app with some 3D Hollywood motion pictures from what appears to be like like Disney and Warner Bros. There’s additionally a “Leia Viewer” app that allows you to construct 3D fashions.

The ZTE model is up for preorder beginning as we speak internationally for 1,299 euro/1,149 kilos, whereas the US Leia model is $1,099 and might solely be “reserved” without spending a dime. Each tablets ship in April.

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