Sharp has been working on with the LCD display with IGZO (Indium gallium zinc oxide) technology back in 2012. In terms of functionality the IGZO display is said to be much more power efficient than the regular TFT LCD panels. It's also easier for the manufacturer to increase the pixel density (resolution) on an IGZO panel.
Now the Japan based consumer electronics firm seems to be planning to release a smartphone and a tablet which uses the same display technology. The tablet comes dubbed as Aquos Pad SHT22 and the smartphone is named the Aquos mini SHL24.
The information comes from the Japanese carrier KDDI which has posted the two news releases pertaining to the device on its site.
The Aquos Pad SHT22 features a 7 inch IGZO display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, a 4080 mAh battery, a 13.1 MP camera complemented by a 2.1 MP secondary sensor, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The smartphone shares the same specs, thus the 'mini' moniker comes attached with the name. Anyways, the smartphone comes with a 4.5 inch Full HD (1080p) display and the device features an EDGEST design. The display sports 487ppi of pixel density which straight away shows that it is ahigh end device.
There is a minimum space consumed by the bezel and only a bit more space is taken by the bottom bezel where there will be a soft keys placements. Reportedly, the almost bezel-less design has brought on some record compact dimensions, with just 2.48 inch (63mm) of width and 115g weight. Thus one can say that the handset is perfectly compatible with one-handed operation.
The Aquos mini SHL24 comes powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 coupled with 2 GB of RAM. It also houses 16 GB of onboard storage along with a microSD card slot. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The smartphone will be powered by a 2120 mAh battery.
Both the tablet and the smartphone comes loaded with a competitive 13 MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and features like NightCatch, Beauty Zoom and BrightEye.
Lastly, it is worth mentioning that both these devices come with a waterproof (IP57 certified) build.