One of the smartphones that Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo made official today was the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, expected to become available for purchase on its network sometime this winter.
The most interesting aspect of this device
is the fact that it comes with an IGZO display, which is said to provide impressive battery savings when compared to other displays currently available on smartphones.
Apparently, the indium gallium zinc oxide technology used for the screen offers increased levels of translucency when compared to what usual LCDs have to offer, thus reducing the demand for backlighting, which affects the battery performance, Engadget notes.
The screen technology has been already showcased to the world, and is now powering the large 4.9-inch display on Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which is capable of delivering a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution.
The specifications list of this device also includes a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked in a 1.5GHz, and complemented by Adreno 320 graphics, also capable of connecting to NTT DoCoMo’s 4G LTE network.
Additionally, the new mobile phone
arrives on shelves with a massive 16-megapixel photo snapper on the back, capable of providing users with full HD video recording capabilities, as well as with a 1.2MP camera on the front, great for making video calls while on the go.
The wireless carrier also notes that the new device is both waterproof and dustproof, that it comes with support for NFC connectivity, and that it also sports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities (Wi-Fi hotspot as well).
Unfortunately, the new Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E will be released with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system right from the start, though users could expect an upgrade to Android 4.1 soon after.
No specific info on when the new mobile phone will arrive on shelves has been provided, but it should not be too long before NTT DoCoMo
announces these details as well.