Sharp announced a new mobile phone - the first one with an IGZO Oxide-TFT backplane. The Aquos Zeta SH-02E, bound for NTT DoCoMo will have a 4.9" 1280x720 display. Other features include a quad-core 1.5Ghz CPU, Android 4.0, LTE and NFC. The phone will start shipping before the end of 2012.

Back in April 2012, Sharp announced that they have begun to produce Oxide-TFT based LCDs at their Kameyama Plant #2 - and now indeed we see the first product to use the new technology. Sharp says that these displays will have smaller TFTs and thus increased pixel transparency - which leads to lower power consumption.

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