17 November 2017
Sharp exhibited its AQUOS R smartphone at IFA 2017 just a month after it launched its AQUOS S2 device with dual rear cameras and a bezel-less display. Made in collaboration with Foxconn, the Sharp Aquos S2 though well received has been the centre of controversies which includes Android’s founder Andy Rubin being unhappy about the device looking a lot like the Essential Phone.
At its own event in Shanghai, Sharp unveiled the new 70-inch AQUOS TV that sports an 8K resolution screen of 7680 x 4320 pixels that scales up to 16 times of that of a standard Full-HD display. The company stated that the high resolution of the display is for users who wish to experience television in ‘ultimate reality’ in ultra-fine details and depths that aren’t ideally noticeable to the naked eye.
Though an 8K resolution TV doesn’t make sense cause of lack of such content in the digital world, it seems sensible to notice that Sharp only plans to launch the display in Japan and China during the course of the year. The AQUOS 8K TV, fortunately, comes with Dolby Vision HDR and BDA-HDR and could be made available for around a million Yen which is equivalent to about $9000, though we don’t know for sure whether the company is planning to sell the device in the US.