Supply shortages are forcing HTC to switch from AMOLED to LCD displays
0. phoneArena 26 Jun 2010, 01:59 posted on
Nexus One units manufactured after July are expected to have LCD TFT screens from Sony, replacing the Samsung AMOLED display...
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1. Ferame (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Jun 2010)
I wanted to buy HTC Desire in August, but now, when they said NO for amoled, i think I'll buy Samsung Galaxy S. Anyone can say how much it will cost in Europe?
2. rocketvernon (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2010)
3. tuminatr (Posts: 772; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
not sure there is that big of a difference, from what I have read TFT can be read outside much better and support more colors
9. blugeni (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jun 2010)
with sAMOLED there is a big difference, its as good if not better than TFT under direct sunlight, increased viewing angles, also the color saturation and black reproduction is something that a TFT can only dream about, all this thanks to the removal of the air pocket between the OLED screen and the capacitve touchscreen.
4. dyster (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I think this is good news. The INC screen is beautiful, but very hard to see outdoors. If this move corrects supply needs, consumers win.
5. cadetz (unregistered)
if switch to LCD then will it make the batteries last longer?
6. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
Probably not. AMOLED displays were great when it came to battery life. Plus look gorgeous.
7. ellistiu911 (Posts: 30; Member since: 18 Jul 2009)
well from what I hear sony ericcsson's TFT LCD display are the best in terms of LCD, and black colors are really black and in color reproduction it can be compared with a regular vanilla flavored AMOLED. . (I don't think it can match up on the Super AMOLED) but in terms of energy consumption the AMOLED wins
8. osanilevich (Posts: 284; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
unless the only difference between the AMOLED and Super TFT screens is battery consumption, isnt HTC sort of cheating future customers by giving them lower quality phones than promised?
13. vinsterdamus (Posts: 58; Member since: 20 Feb 2010)
lower quality is a big word. there is a difference but it's not a big one. were talking about amoled not super amoled so it's sort of a upgrade. it's summer now all people with a amoled screen can't view their screen outside anyway
10. xerxestri (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jun 2010)
Does anyone know or have an idea if this switch of screens will affect the price of either the old or new models of the Nexus One?
11. belayson (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Mar 2010)
I hope this will give the nexus one actual multi-touch!
12. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)
is it worth waiting for the pro version to come to ATT?..or just keep the onscreen version?