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Google Nexus S to have LCD screen in Russia and other markets, rather than Super AMOLED

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Google Nexus S to have LCD screen in Russia and other markets, rather than Super AMOLED
Those worldwide AMOLED shortages don't bode well for the Russian, and possibly European versions of the Google Nexus S. A Samsung Russia community has clarified that the country's version will sport a Super Clear LCD screen, instead of the 4" Super AMOLED we all know and love.

We wouldn't worry too much about it, since Samsung's Super Clear LCD is one of the most advanced LCD display technologies out there, and can be seen on the Samsung Wave II, sporting wide viewing angles, high brightness, and more than enough contrast. Whatever screen Samsung uses, it is at the forefront of display technologies anyway, so the noticeable difference might be in battery life. It probably won't be by much anyway - Gingerbread has pitch black menu backgrounds, which favors the power consumption of AMOLED-based screens, but LCD fares better on white backgrounds, i.e. when browsing or reading, so it will probably even out in the end.

What is more interesting here, is that Google is actually planning a worldwide launch for the Nexus S. The Russian version is supposed to come in February, thus we can expect the Android 2.3-laden handset to be hitting the Old World around that time as well. Oh, and the Russians have a new nickname for the Contour Display - "the boat" - from what we read in the forum.

via SamsungHub

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