Sharp prepping 7-inch Aquos Pad tablet
The Android 4.0 tablet will launch in Japan this year, sporting energy-saving IGZO screen
Sharp will release a new tablet in Japan this December, according to Engadget. The Sharp Aquos Pad SHT21 will be a 7-inch model running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as well as Sharp’s low-energy IGZO display tech, which reduces power consumption by as much as 40 percent.
Apparently, the IGZO screen, rumoured to have a 1280 x 800 resolution, will give the Aquos Pad SHT21 over twice the battery life of Sharp’s last tablet. Also on board is a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera, NFC and 4G LTE capabilities.
Sadly, as with all Sharp mobile products we feel we’re unlikely to see this in the UK any time soon. But we’re sure to see more products (probably not Sharp-branded) using the company’s IGZO tech emerge in the not-too-distant future.
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