Samsung Galaxy Note III could have a version with LCD screen
Samsung loves AMOLED screens. That much has been made awfully clear over the past few years, when, starting with the original Galaxy S, the Korean company has only used this display tech in its flagships.
However, manufacturing issues might compel Samsung to release two versions of the upcoming Galaxy Note III – one with an AMOLED screen, and the other with an LCD panel. This is a possibility according to a report from ETNews.
In the end, only about 10% of the Galaxy Note III units may feature an LCD screen, and certain markets will get only those. This is apparently because of production constraints faced by the company regarding the AMOLED tech. The LCD panels will come from a Japanese company, and Sharp seems to be it – which would make sense, since Samsung recently invested in Sharp.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and LTE-Advanced support. It should be announced at the beginning of September at IFA in Berlin, and could be in stores before the end of that month.
Take all of the above with a good pinch of salt. This report is so far unconfirmed. Also, things may change until September. That said, if this does happen it probably won’t be noticed by most since Sharp produces some of the best LCDs out there.