Scheduled for release in February 2014, Sharp and Japanese carrier BIGLOBE, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) owned by NEC, have just annouced the Aquos Phone SH90B.
The Aquos Phone SH90B is almost entirely identical to the Docomo SH-06E which hit shelves in July this year. The main difference between the SH-06E and the SH90B is that the former comes with the Snapdragon APQ8064T clocked at 1.9 GHz and the latter with the Snapdragon APQ8064 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz.
The rest of specifications are the same: a 4.8-inch 1080p (full HD) display build using Sharp's IGZO technology, a 13.1 megapixel main camera and a 2.1 megapixel inner shooter, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in memory, SDHC (up to 32 GB) cards supported, whereas the SH-06E supports SDXC (up to 64 GB).
The Aquos Phone SH90B is powered by a 2600 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging and runs Android 4.2.2 - but likely a much "cleaner" version than the SH-06E.
Initially released photos show a different launcher from the now typical Feel UX. Certainly, the SH90B will not be crammed with all the rubbish software Docomo (and SoftBank) bloat their phones, quite effectively crippling their functionality.
An important stylistic difference is that the SH90B has the Sharp logo printed on top where the SH-06E has "DoCoMo Xi".
The SH90B supports LTE 2100/1500/800 MHz, W-CDMA 2100/850/800 MHz, GSM 1900/1800/900/850 MHz and Wi-Fi IEEE802.11A/b/g/n/ac + tethering.
For the time being, it will only be offered in white.
You can have a look at the SH-06E description for further details on features and specifications.
Date added/updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00
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