Sharp isn’t exactly the first brand that comes to mind when you think about tablets and yet they unveiled a new one today, an Aquos model. The one pictured below is the Aquos Pad SH-08E, a 7 inch high resolution slate, detailed after the break.


It supports a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and relies on an IGZO panel, that is Sharp’s technology after all. This is an Android 4.2 device, with a 1.7 GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor and a 4,200 mAh battery. At the back we’ve got an 8.1 megapixel camera and upfront a 2.1 megapixel sensor. Obviously there’s WiFi on board, NFC and TV tuning abilities.

As most Asian devices, this model has both TV features and waterproofing, as well as dustproofing. The product is supposed to work on the carrier DoCoMo’s Xi LTE network and can reach 100 Mbps in download and 37.5 Mbps in upload. Aquos Pad SH-08E is expected on the market in Japan by the end of July.