Sharp is developing a tablet with Nintendo Switch-style detachable controls

Sharp is developing a tablet with Nintendo Switch-style detachable controls

You may remember Sharp as the company that introduced the first frameless mobile phone in 2014, the Sharp Aquos Crystal. The company however has fallen into obscurity despite continuing to launch mobile phones, reaching the brink of bankruptcy in 2016.

However, the company is slowly recovering, betting on the television and OLED panel market. In addition, Sharp has filed two patents that suggest a gamble bet, specifically on consoles.


The two patents filed by Sharp in Japan show a tablet-shaped console with an end-to-end screen. We also have controls that fit the console laterally through magnets.

The patent image shows us nothing impressive but we can see that there are two possible designs for the Sharp console. A traditional rectangular tablet or curved tablet on the sides where the controls fit together. All this design is quite familiar and no doubt reminiscent of the Nintendo Switch or the forgotten Razer Edge Tablet.

Android would be the operating system of choice

For the sake of market integration, if this device sees the light of day, it will probably have Android. Google's operating system is increasingly becoming a legitimate gaming platform with the addition of Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, COD Mobile and other popular cross-platform games.

Importantly, Sharp has not provided any information about this device, only patents. However, it would be interesting to see a bet on this kind of gaming products, perhaps giving new life to the tablet market.

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