The Japanese eletronic company announced that they are beginning to mass produce their in-cell type touch displays for smartphones. The process promises thinner and lighter displays that could reduce thickness and weight , but also increasing space for other features, such as, a bigger battery.
Nowadays , most phones uses two layers , one layer consists in holding the light emitting hardware such as the LCD, with a separate touch sensor on top to detect your finger.
The process announced by Sharp consists in combining those two layers , sitting the LCD and the touchscreen side-by-side , increasing space and reducing the thickness.
With advancements made by Sharp this year , with their new 4k resolution and 806ppi density small panel prototypes, they are for sure going up in the market.
Although the display business is good , Sharp had to cut down 6,000 jobs as part of their restructuring plans , since its their third annual net loss in four years, and with a large bank bailout to keep the company afloat.
Thanks to Apple and other Chinese companies, Sharp is able to stay up in the market and hoping that the new improvements and technologies on their displays will boost sales.