Sharp ships its first phone with an IGZO display
One of the biggest problems of modern smart-phones is their high level of power consuming. If you want your portable helper to work hard 24/7, you will have to recharge it once or even twice a day. A greater part of power is consumed by Wi-Fi, 3G networks, calls, you playing tough 3D games and movies. But, the weakest part of every Android device is its touch-screen display. This is our way of communication with the device, that uniting bridge that helps us to understand each other. Because of that great responsibility, our smart-phones and tablet get tired pretty fast. But, there’s a solution and it is known as IGZO technology.
IGZO comes for Indium, Gallium, Zinc and Oxide and according to the latest results, IGZO based touch-screens consume power on 25% less in active regime and up to 4 times in standby regime. That sounds kind of cool, don’t you think? Developers claims that this can actually help you to increase the life of your battery in 2 or even 3 times (it depends on how you use your smart-phone). In a pair with a big battery, this can totally change the meaning of Android gadget as such.
One of the first manufacturers who actually agreed to equip its smart-phone with the IGZO touch-screen is Sharp. Sharp’s new flagship phone that will be known as Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, should be presented to the public on November, 29 and together with the innovational 4.9-inch display at 720p capacity, it will also have Tegra-3 quad-core processor, 16-megapixel camera, LTE connectivity and Android 4.0 on a board. Probably, it will have Sharp’s original UI and some other interesting features as well. Though, the price is still to be announced but mostly it will depend on the costs required to install IGZO screen on the gadget.
Luckily, Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E is not the only product that Japanese manufacturer plans to release on the mobile market and pretty soon we are also going to see AQUOS Pad SHT21, a 7-inch tablet with the IGZO display. You will be surprised to know that with pretty much the same specs modern tablets offer for a regular customer, AQUOS Pad SHT21 doesn’t look bad beside them. Moreover, it will last 2 times longer on one battery charge and that is definitely something one cannot just forget. Under the hood you will find a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4, 1 GB of RAM, LTE support, the already mentioned 7-inch touch-screen with 1280 х 800 pixel resolution capacity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and all the regular stuff. On the top of that, AQUOS Pad SHT21 weights 280 grams only and comes with an optional stylus. The price is also still to be announced.
In conclusion I can say only one thing: I want it and I want it now. If IGZO is as good as people say, it might be a perfect solution for the biggest problem of Android based and not only devices. So, keep your heads up and look forward for another revolution in Android Universe.