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 sports a metal-frame body with dimensions of 135x72x9mm and weighs just 137 grams. Inside it, there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset (MSM8974AB) with a 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU, an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32GB, but there's a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 128GB of additional storage.
On top of that, the phone is dust and waterproof (IPX5/IPX7) and sports Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and an infrared connectivity. At the back of the Sharp AQUOS 304SH, there's a 13MP camera with LED flash, while the front-facing one is a 2.1MP. The battery is 2,600mAh, but Sharp doesn't specify how long it can last between charges.
The phone will go on sale later in May in Japan, but it's doubtful if Sharp is ever going to release it outside the country. Pricing is still unannounced.
It's a Snapdragon 801, not 800.
Sharp need to do new thinner 5.2 inch smaprtphone 2K how contain Tegra K1 processor,4 GB RAM and Retina + IGZO screen
If only it was released in 3g 850/900/1900/2100 bands, i'd buy it. :( Why SHARP? Why for you deny us? :(