Sharp did the whole 'nearly bezelless' thing in the smartphone world way before the Xiaomi Mi Mix made it cool last year. And now the Japanese company is getting ready to take things to the next level, if a new rumor out of China is accurate.
An unnamed source has revealed that Sharp will launch two devices that will be very close to the Mi Mix in terms of design, just with a much smaller chin. The FS8010 and FS8016 will be identical in all respects but one - the chipset chosen to power them.
While the FS8016 will go with the Snapdragon 660, the FS8010 will settle for the Snapdragon 630. Both of these chips were made official last month.
The other specs for the new FS phones are as follows: a 5.5-inch 2,048x1,080 display, at least a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, dual 12 MP rear cameras, and 4 or 6GB of RAM. They will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
All of the above specs have basically been confirmed by an AnTuTu benchmark run performed by the FS8010, except for a slight discrepancy in screen resolution - the benchmark says it's 2,040x1,080. AnTuTu also adds new elements to the puzzle, revealing that the selfie camera is an 8 MP unit and internal storage will be 64GB.
The Sharp FS8010 and FS8016 are expected to become official at an event on July 17.