Sharp has announced a new tablet that is talked about greatly for its display that merges two display technologies. Well, this new tablet’s screen will make use of Sharp’s energy efficient IGZO technology and the chip maker Qualcomm’s light reflecting Mirasol project.
As the tablet will utilize these power saving technologies, it is expected to result to be extra thin with the battery life of a monochrome e-ink display and a color reproduction that can compete with those rendered by OLED displays. Also, it is claimed that this tablet from Sharp will have an enhanced outdoor visibility.
Moreover, both these screen technologies are pretty rare in the market with IGZO panels found only in iPad Air and few Sharp smartphone that are available in Japan. Also, the Mirasol panels are used on in the Toq smartphone.
Apart from these futuristic display technologies, this unnamed Sharp tablet does not appear pretty spectacular as it features standard specifications incorporating a 7 inch panel with 1280×800 pixel resolution and use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the tablet is appears arrive in two configurations – Wi-Fi and LTE or 3G depending on the region. As of now, the pricing and availability of the Sharp slate is not known, but it is claimed to be rolled out in 2015.