The Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E by Sharp was scheduled to hit NTT DoC0M0 stores today. The Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E is a high end Android smartphone boosted with 4-9-inch display enhanced by new IGZO technology, quad-core processor, and an impressive 16 megapixel camera. There is no word on whether it will launch outside Japan, and how much it costs.
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The Aquos Zeta SH-02E manufactured for the Japanese market by Sharp came as a bit of a surprise, because Sharp is having now serious debt problems and is on the verge of bankruptcy. It seems that the Aquos Phone may be their last chance to bounce back.
The key to Zeta SH-02E success lies in its huge 4.9-ich touch screen made in the new IGZO technology. This mysteriously sounding name is short for indium gallium zinc oxide, which a semiconducting compound that Sharp uses to make the thin film transistors (TFTs) — the tiny switches that control a display’s subpixels.
The benefits of using this compound include the prospect of higher pixel densities, lower power consumption, and improved signal-to-noise ratios in touch screen applications. Some sources claim, that IGZO allows to save up to 25% energy during active use, which is quite impressive.
Other than this new technology, the Aquos Phone does not have many surprises, it comes with decent specs of a high-end device. The resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels, what could be expected of a phone of this class. The handset is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro accompanied by 2 GB of RAM. There is 32 GB of built-in memory and a microSD card slot for further expansion. The Aquos Phone is equipped with a 16 GB rear camera and a 2,320 mAh battery.
The only thing that does not seem to fit the Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E with the great top-notch specs list is the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software but let’s not complain too much.
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