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.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Oct 2012 0:38