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Incredible Shortage due to AMOLED Scarity, Go EVO!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nem_Zero, May 26, 2010.

  1. Nem_Zero

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  2. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    Yep, and AMOLED shortage is expected to be prolonged because so few places actually make them. Wait.... do I smell a price increase coming for AMOLED?
  3. Nem_Zero

    Nem_Zero Member
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    Demand is high? ..Supply is short? ..Sounds about right to me.
  4. Clock

    Clock Well-Known Member

    Why the gloating?

    That sucks for Verizon folks who don't have one. Hopefully it gets resolved quickly.
  5. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    And I really doubt that Samsung is selling them to HTC on the cheap in the first place...
  6. Nem_Zero

    Nem_Zero Member
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    No gloating, I'm just glad that the people behind the EVO made a good decision. A unique product like AMOLED is going to have an achilles tendon of something like this. I think the people behind EVO saw a good product fit with it (People were initially hoping for AMOLED on Evo) but may have understood something like this or other problems (Can't use outside) would happen sooner or later.
  7. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    No gloating. Just pointing out that this problem will be around for a while. Meant to also say that it's one of the reasons I think HTC ended up with 65k TFT. I'm sure they tried to get AMOLED but just couldn't see supply holding up through too many high demand phone intros by a major competitor (HTC) trying to get parts from Samsung.

    I bet the shortage will not be as prominent with Samsung Galaxy S and other Samsung phones.

    I don't empathize with VZW customers anymore than they do with me still on ATT but ready to jump to Sprint. We each make our own choices and live with the pros and cons.
  8. p00kienrayray

    p00kienrayray Well-Known Member

    If AMOLED is more expensive than LCD (idk much about AMOLED costs), then I would only imagine the EVO is just too expensive to manufacture compared to other smartphones. 2 cameras, 720p capability, 4.3 inch screen, 4G hardware, and a kickstand are things that the average smartphones do not have. Can't imagine how much it would cost if AMOLED was thrown on top of that.
  9. woofermazing

    woofermazing Well-Known Member

    Is the next-gen Iphone expected to be AMOLED? I haven't been keeping up on the rumors.
  10. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    I think iPhones (and Pads and Pods) use a proprietary screen technology.
  11. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    Apple probably bought up 95% of the supply for the new iPhone.
  12. NSXLA

    NSXLA Well-Known Member

    Right, apple has more leverage than htc, apple probably trying to lock out its competitors this way :D but whats the rumor, is apple actually going to use amoled in the next gen iphone?? lets not forget Samsung makes headsets as well, why would they let the shortage affect their own mobile devices rather than their competitors (HTC)

    A manufacturer never, ever wants to produce too many of something, no matter what, because then the price drops right thru the floor. In every case, they're aiming to make just barely enough, or to fall a little short.

    But do you really know why? Galaxy S
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  13. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    I'm sure Samsung would have enough AMOLED and SAMOLED for their use. Not sure if the AMOLED shortage would affect the SAMOLED that would be on the Galaxy. :)

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