Remember what we said about 3D displays being well on their way to becoming the next mainstream display of choice for the average consumer? Well it seems that 3D technology's slow but gradual invasion into consumer-grade electronic devices has just been given a huge boost recently, especially if Hitachi's announcement of its success in the creation of a 4.5-inch display that is reportedly capable of high-definition resolutions is of any indication.

With all the signs pointing towards what seems to be a slow but steady push by various OEMs and manufacturers to make 3D displays the new mainstream in digital entertainment, it should be of little surprise that what was once considered a "novel" technology is starting to make inroads into the consumer electronic devices which we make use of on an everyday basis. And apparently, it seems that Hitachi is all set to "Inspire the Next", at least where 3D technology is concerned, and the latest announcement of its new 3D display is probably the best proof of that.

According to Hitachi, the new 3D display makes use of a certain "liquid crystal lens system", which is also known as the lenticular lens approach, to produce its 3D effects. This is different from the technology used by Hitachi's older 3D mobile display, which utilizes the "parallax barrier method". Hitachi claims that the new approach is capable of  bringing about improved display quality..

In addition, Hitachi has also claimed that its new 4.5-inch, glasses-free 3D display will be capable of displaying digital content at a high-definition resolution of 1280 x 720, and that it will also boast a brightness of 400cd/m2 in 2D mode, and up to 470cd/m2 when set to 3D mode, as show in the specifications list  below.

Hitachi has not announced any major plans for its new display, although the company has claimed that it expects to see the display being used in a variety of mobile devices such as mobile phones, portable television sets and handheld gaming consoles.

Source: Hitachi Japan via TechCrunch