Looks like Sharp China are going to roll out a "mini" version of the Aquos S3, too – the hint comes from the Google Play Supported Devices list, where it appears as the FS8018. Updates to the Google Play list of supported devices from early February 2018 reveal that the Aquos S3 is renamed to Aquos V1, hence the mini version will be known as Aquos V1 mini.
The Aquos V1 mini will have a 5.48-inch display with a FullHD+ resolution of 2040 x 1080 px, which means the ratio is 17:9. Nothing impressive here: not an energy-saving super-sensitive IGZO, not even the in-cell touch sensor displays found in Japanese models.
The only leaking photo of the Aquos V1 mini shows hardly anything – a front-facing camera on top, that should be impressive for selfie-maniacs with its 20 MP sensor. It's impossible to tell if the camera will have a dedicated notch or not.
The rear camera will actually have a single smaller sensor – 16 MP. No details are known about it.
The Aquos V1 mini will roll out with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor that has 4 x 2.2 GHz and 4 x 1.8 GHz cores. Two versions will be released – one having 4 GB of RAM/64 GB of ROM and another having 6 GB of RAM/128 GB of ROM.
The battery will be 2930 mAh.
Official announcement is still pending, no date has been given but the Aquos V1 and the Aquos v1 mini will probably premier at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February.
Date added/updated: 5 February 2018 – 13:26
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