SHV38 mini


  • Technology: IGZO
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Touch sensor: In-cell
  • Size: 4.7 inches
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 px

Rear camera

  • Photo: 21 MP
  • Video: 4K
  • Image Stabilisation: Optical
  • Aperture: f/1.9
  • Wide-angle: no

Front camera

  • Photo: 8 MP
  • Video: FHD
  • Image Stabilisation: None
  • Aperture: f/2.2
  • Wide-angle: 100°

Operating system

  • OS: Android
  • Release: 7.0
  • Latest: 8.0

Processor & memory

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952)
  • Cores: 4 x 1.5 GHz & 4 x 1.2 GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • microSD: 256 GB


  • Waterproof: IPX5/IPX7
  • Dustproof: IP6X
  • Shockproof: no

Announced in mid-January and scheduled for release in Fabruary 2017 is a new mini for AU, the Aquos Serie SHV38 mini. It is the same as SoftBank's Aquos Xx3 mini.

The phone has a 4.7-inch FHD IGZO display (469ppi), a 64-bit Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952 - 4 x 1.5 GHz and 4 x 1.2 GHz) processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of onboard storage (expandable using microSDXC memory cards).

The Aquos Serie SHV38's most impressive feature is its camera: the main one is 21-megapixels OIS (optical image stabilisation), F 1.9, NightCatch II, Real-time HDR, high-quality zoom, with the "capture later" functionality introduced in earlier models (cut image from a short 4K2K video clip). The camera sensor is actually the same as that on the Summer 2016 collection devices. The improvement is now in the secondary camera: an 8 MP wide-angle sensor that can now capture almost 100-degree shots, and is also equipped with NightCatch II, like the front camera - for those selfie-maniacs who must be able to take pictures of themselves in the dark.

The SHV38 is waterproof (IPX5/7) and dustproof (IP6X).

Familair features include Sharp's AI Emopa that also has a health-care functionality and the Hikari emotion LEDs.

The supported frequencies are as follows:
WiMax 2+
LTE 4G: 800 MHz (Band 18/26), 1.7 GHz (Band 3), 2.0 GHz (Band 1)
3G: 2 GHz (Band I)
GSM: none listed. 

Further connectivity is achieved using Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, OneSeg digital TV.

The Aquos Serie SHV38 mini comes with Android 7.0 preinstalled. On 4th July 2018, an upgrade to Android 8.0 rolled out.

It measures 67 × 135 × 8.6 mm and weigh approx. 135 grams. It is offered in three different colours: navy, white, and champagne pink.

Date added/updated: 3 July 2018 – 09:23


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