Sharp's Taiwan subsidiary announced 19 November 2020 the Aquos sense4 plus under model name SH-S40P. The retail price is 8990 TWD, which is around 315 USD.
Sharp Electronics Indonesia announced it on 25 January 2021. The price in Indonesia is 4,499,000 rupiah or approx. 320 USD. Link.
The Aquos sense 4 plus is a beefed-up version of the Aquos sense4.
The display is significantly larger: 6.7 inches (5.8" on the Aquos sense4). This is actually the largest display in the history of Aquos smartphones. Image quality is enhanced using Rich Color Technology Mobile that Sharp have developed from their Aquos LCD TVs and that is found on flagship models and, as of recent, on the "plus" versions of the Aquos sense line. Curiously, this is not an IGZO display. Unlike the Japanese version, which uses Sharp's traditional a-Si LCDs, the SH-S40P was announced with an IPS display.
This is also Sharp's first phone that has a 90 Hz refresh rate and detects touch at 120 Hz – for smooth display with little afterimage and agile response, which is great great news for gamers. Another gamer feature is the ability to hide notifications while playing.
To achieve loud and clear sound reproduction, the Aquos sense4 plus has two stereo speakers built in at the top and bottom of the phone.
The processor powering the Aquos sense 4 plus is the same Snapdragon 720G but the amount of RAM has been doubled to 8 GB and storage has been increased two-fold to 128 GB in comparison with the basic model.
The camera setup is also impressive: the rear camera consists of four sensors, while front-facing one consists of two sensors. This is a first for a Sharp phone.
The rear camera setup includes:
The inner camera has one standard 8-megapixel sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 77.5° wide-angle with a focal length equivalent of 26.4 mm, and one depth sensor with 2 megapixels and f/2.5 aperture.
The SH-S40P supports the following radio frequencies:
LTE (FDD): 2100 (B1) / 1900 (B2) / 1800 (B3) / 1700 (B4) / 1500 (B11) / 900 (B8) / 850 (B5) / 800 (B18 / B19 / B20 / B26) / 700 (B12 / B17 / B28) MHz;
LTE (TDD): 2600 (B38) / 2500 (B41) / 2300 (B40) MHz;
W-CDMA: 2100 (I) / 1900 (II) / 1700 (IV) / 900 (VIII) / 850 (V) / 800 (VI / XIX) MHz;
GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz.
Two SIM cards are supported with dual 4G-stand by – or 1 SIM card + 1 microSD.
The Aquos sense4 plus SH-S40P will be available in cloud white, or deep fog black. It measures 166 x 78 x 8.8 mm and weighs about 196 grams.
Date added/updated: 25 January 2021 – 10:29
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