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HTC Officially Ditches AMOLED for SLCD

Looks like HTC is tired of waiting for Samsung to deliver those AMOLED screens, and is officially switching to Super LCD (SLCD).  It was previously believed that HTC would be augmenting its AMOLED screens with Sony’s SLCDs, but it seems that they will be making a solid switch to SLCD on at least two devices, the Desire and the Nexus One.  Only time will tell if SCLD screens will bleed over to other devices and/or continue to be used in upcoming devices. Press release after the break:

Press Release:



New Displays to be integrated into HTC Desire and Nexus One


Taoyuan, TAIWAN – July 26, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today introduced Super LCD display (SLCD) technology into a variety of HTC phones including the HTC Desire and global Nexus One later this summer. The SLCD display offers an exceptional natural balanced colour, clear contrast, broad viewing angles and improved power efficiency.


“HTC is experiencing high-demand for many of our phones, specifically our phones with 3.7 inch displays. The new SLCD display technology enables us to ramp up our production capabilities quickly to meet the high-demand,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The SLCD displays provide consumers with a comparable visual experience to HTC’s current 3.7 inch displays with some additional benefits including battery performance.”


SLCD is the latest generation of LCD technology that offers improved performance from earlier LCD panels including approximately five times better power management. SLCDs also offer an enhanced viewing experience with wider viewing angles that are enabled by Sony’s new VSPEC III™ technology.