Pending official announcement on
16 January 24 January 2018, the Aquos S3 is already a much-discussed device – certainly because of the promise of being "bezelless" that, as we already know, is but a marketing trick.
Main photo shows the first clear image of the Aquos S3 front, leaked on 12 January 2018.
The Aquos S3 has passed certification by China's TENAA and Taiwan's NCC agencies under the model name FS8032. The device specifications have been sourced by the respective certification agencies. Inaccuracy is possible. We will know for sure on 16 January.
The Aquos S3 will have a 5.99-inch screen with a 18:9 ratio and a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 px. Judging from leaked photos showing a notch on the top part of the display, this phone will utilise the free-form display, too. The notch is much larger than on the Aquos S2 and the Aquos R Compact and resembles that on the iPhone X. Sharp China have only used IGZO displays on one model, so it's little likely the Aquos S3 will have it.
To increase the area occupied by the display, the fingerprint scanner has now been moved to the back of the phone. Still, "bezelless" is far from the truth – but a step closer than the Aquos S2.
On the back is also a vertically aligned dual-sensor camera with one 13 and one 12-megapixel sensor. Specifications are unknown.
For all those selfie-obsessed, the Aquos S3 will have a 16-megapixel front camera.
There are conflicting reports of the new Chinese Aquos series: it is as yet not clear if the S3 will ship in two variants (like the S2) – one with 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM and one with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM, powered by the Snapdragon 630 and Snapgradon 660 processors respectively, or only one variant.
The built-in storage will be expandable using microSDXC cards of max. capacity 128 GB.
The battery capacity is 3,200 mAh.
The Aquos S3 dimensions are 148 x 74 x 7.9 mm, and it weighs 167.4 grams.
Date added/updated: 18 January 2018 – 11:03
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