Announced earlier this year, Sharp is now ready to demonstrate LCD panels based on new Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) technology at the Society for Information Display Show in Boston.
The new tech enables the production of much smaller LCD transistors on thin-film with properties that make them near-enough fully transparent, which allows the technology to achieve power savings of up to 90 per cent. The smaller size of these transistors has led to increased densities, with the combination of low-power consumption making them ideal for mobile displays, which is Sharp's initial focus.
The firm will be demonstrating both a 4.9in 720p display and, most outstandingly, with a ppi of 498, a 6.1in 2,560 x 1,600 display at the Boston event.
IGZO isn't the only area in which the firm is advancing, with it also looking to demonstrate OLED technology, similar to LG's approach, that utilises White OLEDs with RGB colour filters. Up for show will be a 13.5in 3,840 x 2,160 QFHD display, perfect for a next-gen Ultrabook, along with a 3.4in 540 x 960 flexible display, pictured below.
It appears as though Samsung and LG can't become too complacent with the state of their display tech just yet; we wonder just what products Sharp's latest offerings may find their way into.