Japanese carrier KDDI au is going to launch this Winter Sharp‘s new AQUOS Pad SHT21, the world’s first tablet to feature Sharp’s IGZO LCD touchscreen display. Thanks to the low-power consumption of IGZO display, Sharp said that the tablet can run 2.5 times longer than tablets with conventional displays. The 7-inch IGZO touch display features WXGA 1280×768 resolution and 16.7 million colors. A stylus is included for drawing and taking notes easily and precisely.
The AQUOS Pad SHT21 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a Qualcomm MSM8960 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It sports a 8 Megapixel main camera with Full HD video recording, and a 0.3 Megapixel front-facing camera. You can expect Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and WiFi connectivity as well as support for NFC (Near Field Communication). The tablet comes with IPX7 certification for water-resistance and dust-resistance.
Sharp’s AQUOS Pad SHT21 has 16GB internal memory and supports microSD/SDXC up to 64GB. KDDI will release it in mid-December.