HTC Using Super TFT LCD Displays to Reinforce Dwindling Stock

Jun 25, 2010
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HTC Using Super TFT LCD Displays to Reinforce Dwindling Stock

If you haven't read the review of the Droid Incredible, or the HTC Desire, then we'll add the main draw of those phones right here (even though you should go read them, anyway): Their 3.7-inch AMOLED displays are amazing. Unless you plan on using your device in direct sunlight all the time, AMOLED is definitely one of the best displays out there (yes, Super AMOLED is better). But, it's been rough for HTC to keep their latest AMOLED-toting device in stock, and a lot of that has to do with that screen. Changes are afoot, though, which may help people out there aching to get their hands on the Droid Incredible they've purchased before the end of July.

First and foremost, HTC is still planning on using AMOLED displays. They are in no way completely phasing them out of their future plans. However, they have to b realistic: As of right now, the Droid Incredible is currently on back-order until the end of July, and as far as we've heard, there's no telling when that will steady itself. So, what's the best way to fix the situation? You change the display. That's where Sony's Super TFT LCD comes in. According to HTC, there's no discernible difference between the AMOLED and Super LCD displays, so that should mean customers won't get too upset with the alteration.

While Samsung is pushing Super AMOLED right now, it seems that manufacturing of AMOLED displays have taken a bit of a backseat. It does make sense, though. Samsung needs to push their own AMOLED and Super AMOLED display phones, and obviously they're going to take precedence against anything else. Or any other manufacturer, for that matter. But, HTC has a plan, and if they're accurate about the non-difference between the two displays, then it looks like they've on the right road.

There are still unanswered questions, though. Unfortunately, HTC doesn't quite know how they are going to explain, or package, the change in displays to its customers. While many people may not see the difference, you can't put on the box that there's an AMOLED display tucked away inside if there isn't. HTC is currently ironing out the details, but for now, it seems that everything is still in the planning stages. And, as for the Super LCD display themselves, HTC says they've got a working demo of the new handsets almost ready to go, and right now we're just waiting to see that demo for ourselves. We're curious as to how they managed to get the same color saturation out of the Super LCD that's so prevalent on the AMOLED displays. We'll be sure to stay updated on the situation, so stay tuned.

[via Android Community]


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