The Aquos V, codenamed SH-C02, is a new midrange smartphone by Sharp. It was first presented at the IFA 2019 Berlin that started on 5th September 2019.
The Sharp Aquos V is built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) platform and has an eight-core processor, its operating memory is 4 GB. Onboard storage is 64 GB, likely expandable using microSD cards.
The Aquos V is equipped with a Wi-Fi antenna that works both in the 2.4 GHz and the 5.x GHz spectrums (b/g/n/ac). It has Bluetooth version 5.0.
It will support dual SIM cards, covering the following radio frequencies:
LTE (FDD): 2600 (B7) / 2100 (B1) / 1800 (B3) / 900 (B8) / 700 (B28) MHz
LTE (TDD): 2600 (B38) MHz
W-CDMA: 2100 (I) / 900 (VIII) MHz
GSM: 1800/900 MHz.
The Aquos V has a dual main camera, the two 13-megapixel sensors aligned vertically. The main sensor has OIS (optical image stabilisation), the second one is there to help achieve depth-of-image, etc. effects when shooting photos.
Below the dual camera is an LED flash and underneath is the fingerprint sensor.
The display is an unimpressive standard ASV screen (not an IGZO, alas) with an FHD+ (2160 x 1080 px) resolution.
The Sharp Aquos V (SH-C02) runs on Android 9.0 Pie, pretty much uncustomised.
Hardware inputs include a 3.5-mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port.
Its dimensions are 157 x 76 x 9 mm and it weighs a hefty 165 grams.
The phone is expected to start selling in Europe this October, and the retail price is a mere 229 euro, which is quite nice for a device using last year's flagship processor.
Not a real Sharp, as I like to say, because it has next to nothing in common with the design, specifications, or the glorious IGZO displays Japanese models have. Oh, and it's not waterproof or dustproof. "Midrange" might be an overstatement.
Date added/updated: 16 September 2019 – 10:36
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