The Taiwan-based manufacturer, which produces most phones running the Google Android OS, said it is experiencing high demand for many of its phones, specifically for handsets with 3.7-inch displays. The HTC Droid Incredible, the HTC Desire (mainly found in Europe), and the Google Nexus One are affected by the shortages.
HTC says the SLCD displays will offer a “comparable visual experience” to its current 3.7-inch displays, and increase battery life because they are five times less power-hungry than Samsung’s AMOLED displays. Samsung is using its latest generation of displays in several variations of the Galaxy S series smartphones.
“HTC believes that both technologies offer exceptional user experiences, and we will employ both types of displays concurrently within our current product lineup,” the company said in its statement. The first HTC phones with SLCD displays are due later this summer.