Just to make it clear. Sharp did NOT copy Apple's notch! They actually released an S2 model in August 2017 before Apple's iPhone X that had a notch but a very small one that just covered the front camera. The S2 also had the back dual camera design that looked a lot like that of the iPhone X.
Many people don't know this, but Foxconn here in Taiwan acquired part of Sharp (particularly the LCD/Display division) in Spring 2016. Before making Sharp branded phones there was a brand called InFocus sold here on the island and in Asia. That brand is pretty much dead since Foxconn put their best feet forward with producing Sharp branded phones.
Foxconn also produces iPhone's for Apple. So... who stole from who? Maybe Foxconn copied the design from iPhone X that they were manufacturing in summer 2017 to produce the Aquos S2 and release it in August.
Regardless, Sharp did come to market first with that design and Apple didn't sue the pants off them. Would be kinda stupid to sue your manufacturer, but still. Sharp launched this "notch design" so technically it's not copying Apple when a company makes a phone with a notch. It's copying Sharp. They were first to market with this design. Don't believe me? Check the link and the date below the specs listed.
I remember when this launched. I was like Holy Design! However, the world didn't seem to notice. It only notices when Apple does something. Apple could literately make anything that's already in existence and it'll be them getting the credit for "inventing" it.
great lol snapdragon 630 lol
and that sweet notch :) i would totaly buy :) a cheap iphone X nock off :)
The product is not impressive at all and the product with notch screen have been widely produced already.
It's pretty ironic that the end of the commercial mentions being original lol which this device is not for the most part lol It's certainly a cool display of engineering.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2018Another potential trash designed phone of the year 2019.If it is trash, then why apple to xiaomi all are coping this design. .....?
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2018To Sharp! Where is Aquos Xx's UNIQUE design..!?More wonder where is Sharp Corner R with 3D glass and bezelness top. That was beautiful.
Sharp created the original bezel-less phone. That's why they are the 'original'. They were years ahead.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2018Yes, the notch is really really bad, both on practicality and elegance of the design of phones... moreExquisitely practical. It tucks away the notifications, it allows for full screen control. The selfie cam remains useful (sorry no chin pics/vdeos for me).
I can't see where people see its impractibality. There is literally no better solution for the front sensors right now...