HTC have had their share of issues with AMOLED display technology. Or rather, not with the tech itself, but with shortages of displays using it. This then led to widespread delays of HTC smartphones. Probably the most notable (and longest) of these hit the Droid Incredible for Verizon.
And while that phone is now back in stock, HTC have said that they will be switching from AMOLED displays made by Samsung to SLCD displays made by Sony. And they have started to, with HTC Desire smartphones already showing up with the new screens.
And now the Droid Incredible’s turn is finally about to come. According to the above screenshot, a leak of a Verizon memo making its way through the carrier’s computers, the change will occur by the end of September.
HTC have claimed that SLCD is not that different from AMOLED, but some potential Droid Incredible customers may opt for another smartphone following this change. It’s just the way it is.
Strangely, if you bought an AMOLED-screened Droid Incredible and need to get it replaced, the handset you’ll receive will also feature an AMOLED display, and not SLCD. I wonder where Verizon will get those from.
Anyway, if you want to get a Droid Incredible, and desperately want its screen to be AMOLED, hurry and buy one fast.
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