Pantech joins HTC by using LCD to replace scarce AMOLED screens
As a result, HTC has said that it would be switching over to Sony's Super TFT LCD display, as we reported. Now, Pantech-a Korean based firm just like Samsung-is following suit by announcing that they also will be switching over to LCD because of the scarcity of AMOLED screens. A Pantech executive told the Korean Herald that Samsung Mobile Display, the only company that supplies AMOLED screens, cannot even make enough of the displays for Samsung's own consumption. As a result, he said, "We will not use AM-OLED displays in our new phones to be rolled out in the first half of next year because of supply issues." The Pantech exec, who would not give his name due to anonymity, said that his company would consider using AMOLED technology again if the supply issues are sorted out.