Sharp’s IGZO display has been one of the best displays that the world of electronics has seen. The display that consumes very low power is perfectly suitable for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, as they need to cut down on battery consumption, and the display is good and crisp enough to display HD photos and play HD videos. The first smart phone that came out to the market with this IGZO display was the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which was launched on Japan’s NTT DoCoMo.
Engadget writes about the display, “the indium gallium zinc oxide technology promises higher translucency compared to regular LCDs, which reduces the demand for backlighting and hence means less battery drain.” That is good enough and exactly what we need in a display that is going to be used on mobile devices.
The Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E came with a 4.9 inch IGZO display from the company with a resolution of 1, 280 x 720 pixels, good enough for the size of the display. The smart phone runs on a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor with Adreno 320 graphics chips. That is high end enough. The smart phone features NFC, and NTT’s LTE network compatibility. And if you thought this was the only device that would feature the awesome display, you are wrong. Because the company has now announced another device.
The Sharp AQUOS Pad SHT21, which a 7 inch tablet, features a much bigger IGZO display compared to the smart phone. The tablet will also be released only in Japan to begin with, and it will come on the KDDI network in mid-December. This tablet claims to have a battery backup of up to two and half times more than its predecessor. But on the specs, the tablet is not as high end as the smart phone. Engadget writes:
It’s powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 CPU, and features a 1280×800 screen resolution, pen input, 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, microSDXC slot, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, NFC, 3,460mAh battery and 4G LTE capability.