Sharp announced that its 4.9-inch IGZO Aquos Zeta smartphone will start to appear in Japan as of November 29th.
The new Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, as Sharp decided to name it, uses Sharp's new low-power consumption IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology screen that requires much less backlight. The same screen technology is behind Asus' Padfone 2 smartphone/tablet hybrid.
In case you are wondering, the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta feature a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM memory, 32GB of storage upgradable via microSD card slot, 16MP main camera with optical image stabilization, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA and LTE connectivity, all placed behind a 4.9-inch 1280x720 screen.
While the device is scheduled to ship in Japan on 29th of November, there is no word if the rest of the world is getting it anytime soon.