About ten years ago 3D was on everyone’s lips. Hardly any TV manufacturer did not offer a 3D tvs, but in the end the technology went just as quickly as it had come. ZTE has now dared a new advance at the MWC. The nubia Pad 3D is the company’s first Android tablet with a 3D display that doesn’t require extra glasses.
ZTE developed the nubia Pad 3D together with Leia Inc, a company specializing in 3D display hardware. It is based on a 12.4-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The panel features a proprietary DLB layer with the so-called Leia 3D Lightfield mode. With the built-in conversion software, you can even convert 2D content to 3D in real time.
There are two front-facing 8-megapixel cameras to track the user’s face. This data is the basis for the glasses-free 3D experience. You can also take 3D photos and videos yourself and scan objects with the two front cameras and the two 16 megapixel main cameras on the back of the tablet.
The nubia Pad 3D is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with 128 or 256 GB of memory. There’s also a microSD card slot and a 9,700mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The operating system is Android 13. When it comes to apps, Leia is also heavily involved. Several 3D apps are preinstalled. In addition, the Leia Appstore has over 50 3D games and over 1,200 3D learning apps.
The ZTE nubia Pad 3D will be available for pre-order starting March 25th, while open sales will start on April 11th. The prices are not yet known.