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Sharp Aquos Xx packs a 5.7

Sharp Aquos Xx packs a 5.7" screen in aluminum body

20 May, 2015 | comments (44)

After the new mid-range Crystal 2, Sharp unveiled the flagship version too the Aquos Crystal Xx. Its screen is bigger too, grown to a massive 5.7", and the chipset has been upgraded to the latest Snapdragon 810. Despite the screen size, the...


Sharp unveils Aquos Crystal 2 with a bigger, bezel-less display

Sharp unveils Aquos Crystal 2 with a bigger, bezel-less display

19 May, 2015 | comments (33)

Sharp is back with a successor to the bezel-less Aquos Crystal mid-ranger from last year. The Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 boosts the screen size to 5.2", adds basic waterproofing and mobile wallet support. The phone will launch on Softbank in Japan in...


Sharp announces 5.5 4K LCD with crazy 806ppi density

Sharp announces 5.5 4K LCD with crazy 806ppi density

13 April, 2015 | comments (88)

Mobile phones are on the verge of breaking yet another pixel density record as Sharp just announced its first 4K mobile display. The 5.5 panel has a resolution of 3860 x 2160 pixels for the insane density of 806ppi. The IGZO screen utilizes a...

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Sharp announces Aquos mini for Japan, flip-phone in tow

Sharp announces Aquos mini for Japan, flip-phone in tow

19 January, 2015 | comments (32)

Sharp is starting the new year early with a couple of Japan-exclusive phones. The interesting one in the duo is the Aquos mini - an Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone with a 4.5" IGZO 1080p screen with Sharp's EDGEST minimal bezel design. It has a...

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Sharp reveals 4.1 IGZO LCD display with a whopping 736ppi

Sharp reveals 4.1 IGZO LCD display with a whopping 736ppi

12 November, 2014 | comments (87)

Sharp took the wraps off a 4.1 IGZO LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Such high resolution on a display this size results in the barely believable pixel density of 736ppi. Compared, the above mentioned pixel density equals...

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Sharp will have a 4K smartphone display ready in 2016

Sharp will have a 4K smartphone display ready in 2016

28 October, 2014 | comments (120)

If you think QHD screen resolution (that's 2,560x1,440) on smartphones is rather ridiculous, you'll surely be even more flabbergasted in 2016. That's because at some point during that year, Sharp is set to have finalized its first 4K smartphone...

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Sharp Aquos Crystal lands on Boost Mobile and Sprint

Sharp Aquos Crystal lands on Boost Mobile and Sprint

10 October, 2014 | comments (24)

The Sharp Aquos Crystal went official in Japan in mid-August and was due to launch on Sprint two weeks later, but due to some delays it is only now making its way to the US shores. Boost Mobile is getting the mid-range smartphone today for $149.99...

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Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint gets priced

Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint gets priced

19 August, 2014 | comments (93)

Yesterday the impressive-looking Sharp Aquos Crystal was announced for Japan, and back then we heard that it would be headed to Sprint in the USA, because that particular carrier is now owned by Japan's SoftBank. So here we are today, when Sprint...

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Sharp Aquos Crystal and Crystal X go live in Japan

Sharp Aquos Crystal and Crystal X go live in Japan

18 August, 2014 | comments (77)

Sharp unleashed two smartphones for Japan called Aquos Crystal and Crystal X tidat. The Crystal X is the better-equipped phone of the two with a 5.5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.3GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. It has 32GB of...

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Sharp & Apple in display production dispute

Sharp & Apple in display production dispute

14 July, 2014 | comments (103)

Sharp has been producing screens for Apple for quite some time now, so much so that an entire plant in Kameyama Japan is dedicated to making screens for the Cupertino-based tech company. Sharp is looking to produce screens for other companies,...

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Apple chooses Innolux as third iPhone 6 display maker

Apple chooses Innolux as third iPhone 6 display maker

19 May, 2014 | comments (45)

A Taiwanese news outlet reports that Apple has chosen display company Innolux to handle a third of the overall iPhone 6 screen panel production. Samsung, Innolux and Sharp were in the running to get the order from Apple, but reportedly the Cupertino...


Sharp 304SH comes with 5.2

Sharp 304SH comes with 5.2" 1080p screen, ultra slim bezels

24 April, 2014 | comments (44)

Sharp has announced the AQUOS Xx 304SH destined to arrive on carrier SoftBank Mobile in Japan. The phone features a 5.2" 1080p display in a very compact body resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 79% (take that, LG). The AQUOS Xx 304SH...

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New Sharp Aquos flagship offers unparalleled screen-to-body ratio

New Sharp Aquos flagship offers unparalleled screen-to-body ratio

07 April, 2014 | comments (102)

Sharp has announced an impressive new flagship for its Aquos line, the Xx 302Sh. And while it isn't heralded for its amazing screen-to-body ratio, it really should be. The Xx 302Sh sports a 5.2-inch screen and measures just 132mm long and 70mm wide...

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Sharp Aquos mini SHL 24 and Aquos Pad SHT22 go official

Sharp Aquos mini SHL 24 and Aquos Pad SHT22 go official

22 January, 2014 | comments (33)

Sharp has officially unveiled a tablet dubbed Aquos Pad SHT22 and a smartphone named Aquos mini SHL24. Both devices are equipped with IGZO displays, which are more power efficient than the regular TFT LCD panels. Sharp's newest additions have a...

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KDDI unveils LG isai, Fujitsu Arrows Z, Sharp Aquos Series

KDDI unveils LG isai, Fujitsu Arrows Z, Sharp Aquos Series

07 October, 2013 | comments (14)

Now that we explored the SoftBank's winter lineup, let's take a look at what its KDDI rival is preparing for the winter season. Two popular models are going to launch on its network in late October - the Snapdragon 800-powered Samsung Galaxy Note...


SoftBank announces Sharp Aquos Xx and Aquous Xx mini

SoftBank announces Sharp Aquos Xx and Aquous Xx mini

07 October, 2013 | comments (22)

The Japanese carrier SoftBank has just announced the Sharp Aquos Xx 302SH and Sharp Aquos Xx mini 303SH. The duo is joining the recently unveiled Fujitsu Arrows A as part of the carrier's winter lineup. Both Sharp smartphones are LTE-enabled and...


Sharp AQUOS 206SH announced for the Japanese market

Sharp AQUOS 206SH announced for the Japanese market

09 May, 2013 | comments (27)

Sharp has launched the AQUOS 206SH for the SoftBank carrier in Japan. Although it might seem like just another high-end phone, it does have a trick up its sleeve. The basic specifications include a 5.0-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution display,...


Sharp launches Aquos EX SH-04E ladies smartphone

Sharp launches Aquos EX SH-04E ladies smartphone

22 January, 2013 | comments (14)

The Sharp Aqous EX SH-04E ladies smartphone has been launched in cooperation with NTT DOCOMO in Japan. The smartphone will be equipped with a 4.5" 720p HD, S-CG Silicon TFT LCD display. The Aqous EX SH-04E will be powered by Snapdragon S4 Pro...

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Full HD Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W goes on sale in Russia

Full HD Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W goes on sale in Russia

17 December, 2012 | comments (42)

The Sharp SH930W was announced back in November and it was supposed to hit the shelves in Russia a few days later. Well, as it appears things didn't go as planned, but the smartphone still made it to the shelves in time for Chrismas. Sharp has...


Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W brings 5

Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W brings 5" 1080p display to Russia

06 November, 2012 | comments (22)

Sharp is obviously keen to join the 1080p screen fun on as the company just announced its first smartphone with a 5" FullHD screen for Russia. The Aquos Phone SH930W uses a Sharp IGZO display, which offers improved image quality over regular LCDs...