The Aquos V, codenamed SH-C02, is a new midrange smartphone by Sharp. Pending official announcement, available data has been scoured from certification datasheets and from Geekbench Browser.
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 rumoured to be 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 sensors aligned vertically, but it's unclear if they will work in conjunction like on all recent smartphones by other brands, or will maintain Sharp Japan's operating mode, which means a dedicated photo camera and a dedicated video camera.
The phone's diagram also reveals that underneath the dual camera setup is the fingerprint sensor.
Next to nothing is know about the display: speculations include an FHD+ panel, but we don't even know which technology is used, i.e. whether it's an IGZO or not.
The Sharp Aquos V (SH-C02) will run on Android 9.0 Pie.
Its destination market is unknown but it will first be announced in Taiwan. Chances are it will also reach the European market, together with the Aquos R3, which is another attempt by Sharp to expand its market presence, completely and utterly undermined last year by releasing low- and mid-range Asian models in Europe at almost double their retail prices in Asia. Let's hope Sharp won't be as stupid this year.
Date added/updated: 22 July 2019 – 10:36
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