HTC says it will defer to Super Liquid Crystal Display (SLCD) technology for “a variety of HTC phones” due to shortages of the competing AMOLED technology.
In a press release today, HTC specifically named the HTC Desire and global Nexus One as two units that will be getting the SLCD displays.
“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, in a statement.
HTC claims that SLCD offers up to five times better power management than past LCD displays.
The news comes as AMOLED supply problems have been linked to shortages of devices like the HTC Incredible.
iSuppli recently released reports that showed shortages of AMOLED screens could hurt Android going forward. Perhaps the biggest challenge facing the AMOLED supply chain is that Samsung, which has begun using the technology in many of its smartphones, is currently the sole large-scale supplier of the display panels, with LG slowly getting into the market.