New SLCD screen for Desire later this year


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    Sounds better. Wider viewing angle, less power consumption.

    If it works better in direct sunlight, sounds like an important after market mod (for me).
     
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    so will this be a OTA update or is this for people that buy the htc desire and n1 with the new screen in place ?
     
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    It's a hardware update, so no.
     
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    OTA update.. erm ..

    but yeah, it looks like it will be for customers who are buying new desire and n1's in the future.
     
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    Assuming the interface is the same, it is a possibility that if you wanted to fit one on an existing desire, new drivers could be required so new files or possibly even a new rom may need to be installed.

    It depends. I don't know the inside of a desire very well though, so not sure if its just teh GPU that would need drivers. Assume this is on the mainboard anyway
     
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    partridge Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm surprised by the change, I thought OLED was as good as it got?

    Does anyone know anything about SLCD? Samsung certainly believe their super AMOLED is the best out there.
     
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    AMOLED displays perfect blacks.

    SLCD however, is better in sunlight(because it can be brighter) and uses less power per pixel at the same brightness. It also has larger viewing angles.

    The AMOLED on the Desire is(roughly) 35% oversaturated. Devices with LCDs, such as the Droid X can be much better(8% undersaturated? Again, I can't remember completely). They are not always better, the iPhone 4's screen is ~35% undersaturated.

    Some people, however, light how vivid the screen is, so this may be a downgrade in that respect, but I find it incredibly annoying, especially when taking photos. What looks to be a nice photo on the Desire may turn out to be much worse when loaded onto a computer...
     
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    I wouldn't want to lose the vividicity of the screen.

    I like making up words.
     
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    lol

    +1 for that, I would prefer the battery hit for the gorgeous AMOLED, quite simply the best phone display I've seen.
     
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    The battery i'm ok with. The sunlight issue certainly is an issue. Luckily I live in the North of England where we have all managed to evolve despite the lack of sunlight.
     
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    Not much different to the Midlands!!! We currently have the rainy season. Finding the sunlight prob only slightly less visible than my Touch HD when running on auto brightness.
     
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    Autobrightness was always too bright on mine. By too bright I just mean it never seemed any dimmer than full brightnesss.

    I use a widget now. I just turn it up when I remember I have it and its alot better.

    Have to keep remembering the widgets there.
     
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    Auto def works for me... Turn your screen on with the brightness sensor covered with your thumb. When you move your thumb you can see it get brighter. From what I've read it supposed to keep it at the same perceived brightness level to your eye in relation to your surroundings. But whatever works for you eh?
     
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    well i dont no how this can be for the N1 as they have stopped the N1 now
     
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    So basically either screen is a compromise on something. Happy with what I have really. If they Chose AMOLED over SLCD originally, there must be a reason. Probably that the screen looks super swish.

    In regards to that last comment, think I've been watching too much LA ink.
     
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    To be honest i can't see one of these s-lcd screens using less power than an amoled one.
    The very design of any lcd screen requires a lamp behind to provide illumination, where as amoled if the screen is displaying blacks is using zero power in those areas.
     
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    That is a very strong possibility, not sure if that would be a good or bad thing though.
     
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    I won't judge but as soon as possible I'll be popping down to my local retailer to have a quick comparison :D
     
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    That makes 2 of us m8, i always like to see for myself if the manufacturers claims are true.
    More so when common sense tells me it may be otherwise
     
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    Amoled is the king indoors - but if you're outside a lot then you'll probably want the superlcd.
    I personally don't like the big room with the blue roof so I'm happy I've got the amoled :)

    HTC are still having supply issues so I'm sure it makes a lot of sense for them to remove the bottleneck and sell a ton of phones. Hopefully samsung's new fab will help ease the issue for the next generation.
     
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    Ahh if your taking your phone out in the sun just head out with an umbrella! I mean we all bought Android to be different from the iMasses so lets take it a step further ;)
     
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    Better still get one of those little lcd tv add ons that puts a sunshield round the screen. LOL
     

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