Rumors are suggesting that Samsung is considering the use of an LCD panel instead of a Super AMOLED display on some models of the Galaxy Note III.
The use of the alternative display technology will purportedly help Samsung address two concerns. The first is a production capacity problem. At the moment, Samsung is giving top priority to the production of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, which also uses the AMOLED panel. Apart from the handset, Samsung is also using AMOLED displays on its OLED TVs, which measure a massive 55 inches. Reports indicate that Samsung has not been able to generate enough supply of the AMOLED panels to cope with the demand for the products which use it.
On the other hand, Samsung supposedly considers the Galaxy brand to be sufficiently strong. Samsung would be able to sell Galaxy devices even if they do not come with AMOLED panels, even if initially, the display technology was what set Samsung’s products apart from the others in the market.
Samsung is rumored to be using LCD panels from Sharp for 10 percent of the total number of Galaxy Note III units that it will produce. Samsung currently holds a minority share in the Japan-based electronics company, so this may not be such a far-fetched idea. Meanwhile, there is still no word on which markets will be getting the Note III units with the LCD panels.
Possibly in connection with the Galaxy Note III production issues, a rumor came out a few days ago from @evleaks that the phablet will come with a 5.7-inch display. Earlier rumors mentioned that the Note III would be arriving with a 5.9-inch screen.
Other possible specifications of the Galaxy Note III that were leaked earlier this month include a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and a 13 MP main camera.