With HTC announcing its switch to Sony’s Super LCD display, many are wondering how does Super LCD compare to AMOLED? Howard forums had recorded a video to compare LCD (Motorola Droid/Milestone), Super LCD (HTC Desire), AMOLED (Nexus One) and Super AMOLED (Samsung Wave) displays.
Overall, the Super LCD is very similar to AMOLED display unless it is viewed sideways where the AMOLED reign supreme. Contrast for the Super LCD still loses out to AMOLED display but it is barely noticeable. HTC did mentioned that using Super LCD will give “better” battery life compared to AMOLED but so far we haven’t heard anything that proves this.
Check out the video after the jump to see it for yourself.
The Guardian UK reports a study done by GfK retail market research reveals that sales of Android smartphones have tripled since the beginning of the year in the UK. For the second quarter of 2010, Android smartphones have gained over 13% of the UK smartphone market.
Leading the pack in the Android invasion of the UK is the HTC Desire and HTC Legend with Samsung’s flagship (and currently, our favourite smartphone) Galaxy S gaining ground helped by a daring and innovative marketing campaign offering FREE Galaxy S to those who are not happy with their iPhone 4.
Sales of the HTC Desire have been exceptionally well in the UK with local telcos reporting difficulty in meeting demand and widespread shortages.
More interesting is that the GfK finds that more and more buyers are asking for Android devices by name.
“The figures suggest an increasing number of consumers are now asking for Android handsets by name,” said GfK analyst Megan Baldock. “Operating systems are no longer simply a by-product but a key selling point in their own right.”
Apple is now looking at real competition in the hands on Google and Android. All the best for us consumers then.
Though not officially indicated in the statement, it is a widespread understanding that Samsung’s AMOLED display are in short supply and demand for HTC devices are strong that they have to look at other display alternatives to ensure that they are able to keep supply in check.
We haven’t had any experience with SLCD but it’s going to be interesting to see how it compares against AMOLED and Apple’s Retina Display technology.
Interestingly, when it comes to displays, Samsung is the world leader with 1 in 5 panel TVs being a Samsung.
Full press release from HTC after the jump.
Earlier this month, we mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy S was flying off the shelves with 200,000 sold within the first 10 days. Now they have reached another milestone of 500,000 units in just over a month, 33 days to be exact.
If you do the math, yes it did slowed down a bit compared to the first 10 days and it is still a far cry from the 3 million iPhone 4s sold. Despite that, the Samsung Galaxy S is said to be one of the fastest selling smartphone in Korea.
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