Sharp mobiles to get thinner, clearer displays

TOKYO: Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. says it is upgrading its current displays to make them slimmer and clearer.

Sharp also said Friday its innovation is based on technology that reduces power consumption.

For liquid crystal displays, the technology called IGZO requires little adjustment to production lines or investment. The upgrade kicks in this fiscal year.

The technology can also be applied to OLED screens, which can be paper-thin. Hurdles remain for mass production because of costs. Rivals including Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. are all working on thinner displays.

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