Items tagged with IGZO

Nintendo over the past month has released two new gaming consoles: the all-new Nintendo Switch Lite and a revised version of the original Nintendo Switch. The Switch Lite is a smaller and lighter console with fixed controllers, while the revised "standard" Switch looks largely the same as the original, but features vastly improved battery life. We're now learning thanks to a new report that these new Switch consoles may be benefiting from a previously undisclosed hardware upgrade. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sharp Executive VP Katsuaki Nomura confirmed that his company is proving indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) display panels to Nintendo for the Switch.  IGZO panels... Read more...
The Essential Phone introduced us to the display notch, and its prevalence in flagship phones ballooned with the release of the Apple iPhone X a few months later. Now, save for a few smartphones from Chinese OEMs with pop-up selfie cameras, most flagship smartphones have some type of display notch. However, Sharp isn't content with just having a single notch on its latest smartphone: the Aquos R3. Instead, the smartphone has two notches -- one at the top, and one at the bottom. The top notch wraps around the 16.3MP selfie camera, while the bottom notch curves around the bottom-mounted fingerprint sensor.  It's definitely an interesting looking device with the dual notches, and... Read more...
The smartphone market is a tough nut to crack. Despite its immense resources and history in the mobile sector, Microsoft tucked its tail between its legs with Windows Mobile 10 and its Lumia hardware. Even Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is finding out how hard it is to compete against the big guys with the Essential Phone. However, gaming hardware company Razer thinks that it might have just the right product to carve out a niche when it comes to smartphones. That device is the Razer Phone. Although Razer has teased the device during the past month, and specs for the device have leaked, the Razer Phone was officially unwrapped this afternoon. When it comes to specs, the Razer Phone includes... Read more...
Razer, a company best known for its PC peripherals and gaming laptops, is set to launch its very first smartphone. However, given how rampant leaks are these days regarding unreleased products, we're getting an early look at what Razer will officially announce tomorrow. UK retailer 3G spilled the beans by posting a product listing for the smartphone to its website. Once the retailer realized its error, the listing was pulled. However, it was too late, and many were able to grab screenshots pertaining to the Razer Phone's specs. The phone comes with a 5.72-inch IGZO display with a 120Hz refresh rate (something that we've seen previously with the 2017 iPad Pro models) and Wide Color Gamut support.... Read more...
Sharp has been hitting it out of the park with display technology recently, and that technological prowess is on full display with the company’s new 27-inch 8K (7680x4320) IPS IGZO display. We’ve seen 8K panels before, but they’re usually on the larger side of the spectrum (i.e. LG’s 98-inch UH9800 8K television). Sharp’s latest monitor, however, crams all of those pixels into much smaller package at 326 pixels per inch (giving it about the same pixel density as a 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 7). Showcased at the CEATEC technology expo in Japan, the panel supports 120Hz refresh rates at 8K, and has a brightness rating of 1000 nits. Oh, and we should mention that it also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR).... Read more...
How many pixels can you cram on a smartphone display? A whole bunch, is our technical answer. As proof of this, Sharp announced the creation of the world's first (and of course only) 5.5-inch mobile display with an Ultra HD 4K resolution. Yes, that's 3840x2160, which works out to a mighty impressive 806 pixels per inch. Citing a Greek-language blog that seemingly managed to obtain information and Japanese-language press images from Sharp, PhoneArena says the 4K smartphone display is scheduled to go into mass production in 2016. That means you should start to see flagship devices from various smartphone makers equipped with the 4K panel by around the middle of next year, if not sooner than that.... Read more...
The old notion that tablets should only be a certain size or two is long gone, and to that end Sharp has one in the works that boasts a 15.6-inch 3K display from IGZO. The big slate runs Windows 8.1 Pro (with a Windows 7 Pro SP1 downgrade for those who prefer), and there are some impressive specs under the hood. The tablet (RW-16G1) has a dual-core Intel Core i5-4200U (1.6GHz) processor, 4GB of memory, Intel HD 4400 graphics, and a 128GB SSD--in other words, ultrabook specs. It comes with a stylus with pressure detection, and it for communication there’s 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. Ports include three USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort out with 4K support, HDMI out, headphone jack, and an... Read more...