• Technology: New Mobile ASV LCD
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Touch sensor: Digitizer
  • Size: 3.8 inches
  • Resolution: 800 x 400 px


  • Photo: 9.6 MP
  • Video: HD
  • Image Stabilisation: None
  • Aperture: n/a
  • Wide-angle: yes

Operating system

  • OS: Android
  • Release: 2.2.1
  • Latest: 2.3.4

Processor & memory

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)
  • Cores: 1 x 1.5 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • ROM: 1 GB
  • microSD: 32 GB


  • Waterproof: no
  • Dustproof: no
  • Shockproof: no

The world's first glasses-free 3D capable handset, the Galapagos 003SH started selling on Softbank Japan in December 2010.

The device comes with a 3.8-inch WVGA (800x480) capacitative touch screen and boasts a 9.6-megapixel CCD matrix wide-angle (29mm) camera that can shoot 720p HD videos and has 3-stage shake correction. The Galapagos image processing can transform existing 2D photos into 3D and convert 2D videos/movies into 3D in real time. A number of 3D games come preloaded on the device for a unmatched gaming experience: Mega Man, Ghosts‘n Goblins: Gold Knights, and Resident Evil: Degeneration.

The Galapagos 003SH is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon S2 processor (Qualcomm MSM8255), has 512 MB of RAM, and was initially launched with Android 2.2 but an upgrade to 2.3.5 rolled out in October 2011. It is equipped with Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Infrared and GPS. Up to 32 GB microSD memory cards can be usedon the Sharp Galapagos 003SH (sold with a 16 GB card). There is also an HDMI connector and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The battery capacity is 1390 mAh.

Traditionally available for Japanese users is the Mobile wallet for contactless payment (FeLiCa) and One-Seg digital TV tuner. For the Hi-Fi listening fans the Galapagos comes with a BOSE MIE2 mobile headset for a true experience - but only for a number, albeit large, of promotional items.

Watch advert on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHgL70E8WAc

The radio frequencies this Galapagos keitais supports are: W-CDMA/3G (1.5/2.1 GHz) and GSM (900/1800/1900MHz), HSDPA (7.2 Mbps), HSUPA (2Mbps).

The Galapagos 003SH measures 62 × 121 × 12mm (W x H x D) and weighs approximately 139g.

In February 2011, a DisneyMobile version of the 003SH was released codenamed DM009SH.

The Sharp SoftBank Galapagos 003SH can be SIM-unlocked by hacking its modem following successful rooting. Detailed rooting instructions and rootkits are available on this site, and there is also a link to an online SIM-unlock service.

Date added/updated: 6 December 2017 – 19:07

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