Sharp quietly launches Aquos Pad SH-08E tablet with Full HD IGZO display through NTT DoCoMo in Japan

by: David GonzalesMay 15, 2013

Sharp Aquos Pad SH-08E
If you’re visiting Japan, and you have an affinity for ultra high-resolution Android tablets, then you might want to check out the newly launched Sharp Aquos Pad SH-08E, which quietly made its debut as the newest 7-inch Android tablet available through NTT DoCoMo. It may not look like much, but in fact you are looking at one of the few true Full HD 7-inch tablets available on the Android market.

Hardware-wise, the Aquos Pad SH-08E is quite gifted, boasting a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, an 8.1-megapixel rear camera, and a 4,200mAh battery. At the same time, it’s also fitted with some of today’s latest wireless features, such as Wi-Fi, NFC, mobile TV, and LTE. But its biggest, most important feature yet lies in its screen.

The Sharp Aquos Pad SH-08E for NTT DoCoMo comes equipped with a 1920×1200 pixel IGZO display, not unlike the ones sought after by Samsung for possible use in some of its future devices. It runs Android 4.2 by default.

Will it ever be made available out of Japan? For how much? We honestly don’t know. But what we do know is that it will be released first in the land of the rising sun in July of this year, so watch out for that.

  • Love me that thin bezel, and the display on it is the one that should be in the Nexus 7 (2)!

  • Roberto Tomás

    can’t wait to see a review on this screen. detailed comparison of viewing angles to an oled. it looks awesome, first basically bezel-less tablet :)

  • D3Seeker

    Import awaiting ; )
    Sound nice, wonder how well it’ll perform?

    • Jonathan Travelstead

      Did you ever get the pad? How well did it perform with regards to battery life? I’m thinking about getting this or the sht22 dependent on battery and have it shipped to the US