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Sharp: New IGZO displays increase battery life by 300 percent

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Oct 2012 0:38 User comments (3)

Sharp: New IGZO displays increase battery life by 300 percent Sharp has said today that their new IGZO display tech will lead to triple the battery life in smartphones and tablets, as well as offer better touch sensitivity.
The company also proudly boasted that shipments of devices with the new tech will "surge," although they neglected to state a time table.

For the time being, only two devices have been announced with the tech, both from Sharp themselves for sale in Japan.

IGZO is a backplane technology describing the materials used for the thin film transistors that drive the display. The tech requires less LEDs for backlighting leading to a huge improvement in power draw and therefore, battery life. So much so, that Sharp says mobile devices could have up to 300 percent better battery life, a number that cannot be ignored.

For example, Sharp's own Aquos Phone has a 2,320mAh battery and the company says it should last a full 48 hours on a single charge with "normal usage." Most current smartphones (with the exception of the Motorola Maxx line), including the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S III average 18-24 hours for "normal" usage on a single charge.

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3 user comments

124.10.2012 0:47

Man... If that rumored HTC phone is comin' with one of these?

O.M.F.G.


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224.10.2012 6:48

promising stuff

324.10.2012 19:33

Originally posted by Engadget:
in addition to its new-fangled 4.9-inch 1,280 x 720 panel, the SH-02E boasts a healthy spec sheet in other departments too, including a 16-megapixel camera, 1.5GHz S4 Pro quad-core engine with Adreno 320 graphics, NFC and compatibility with NTT's LTE network
Not too shabby either.


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