Sharp has been reported to be experiencing a shortage of 5-inch 1080p display panels due to the huge sales of its Sharp Aquos SH930W smartphone in Taiwan.
The industry sources making these reports are saying that Sharp is behind on shipments for the panel due to high demands and they’re unsure when Sharp will be able to get up to speed.
Sharp is one of very few producers of the 5-inch 1080p displays, and who knows what this means for major smartphone manufacturers.
2013 will see many smartphones carrying 1080p displays, so hopefully Sharp is able to get their act together soon. We don’t want another manufacturer fiasco like the one between LG and Google.