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Last updated: 13 May 2019 – 10:55

AU by KDDI is the second Japanese carrier to officially announce the new Aquos R3 for the Summer 2019 collection. The model name is SHV44.

The Aquos R3 comes with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor.

There is no surprise in the design, however: the Aquos...

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Last updated: 18 April 2019 – 07:50

Softbank is the first Japanese carrier to officially release the new Aquos R3 in their Summer 2019 collection, just two days after Sharp's announcement. The phone will start selling in late May.

The Aquos R3 comes with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor.

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Last updated: 8 May 2019 – 07:27

Behold! the new Aquos R3 has now arrived – with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor. On Docomo, it is offered under the model name SH-04L.

There is no surprise in the design, however: the Aquos R3 is simply a larger version of last year's Aquos R2 compact. The dual-notch...

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Last updated: 3 April 2019 – 06:29

Starting 9 April 2019, Sharp will be selling a SIM-free version of the Aquos Zero, code-named SH-M10.

Even six months after the original announcement, the Aquos Zero continues to be the world's lightest smartphone having a screen of 6 inches or more, weighing 146 grams....

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Last updated: 6 February 2019 – 12:11

The SIM-free version of the Aquos R2 compact has now been offically announced, with sales starting 21 February 2019.

The only difference between the Softbank version (803SH) is the colour options, limited as usual: deep white and pure black.

The Aquos R2 compact has the world's first double-notch display and...

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Last updated: 26 January 2019 – 09:14

The Aquos Mobile 3 is Sharp's next iteration of the traditional foldable keitai for Softbank and its subsidiary Y!Mobile, where it's sold under the 806SH name. In fact this phone is identical to the SH-02L released on Docomo in mid-October 2018, only the Softbank/Y!Mobile version will reach stores in mid-April 2019.

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Last updated: 16 May 2019 – 07:15

The Aquos Mobile SH-03L is the new iteration of the business-class secure camera-less feature phone. Its predecessor was the SH-02K, released in the Winter 2017/2018 collection.

This line of mobile phones is stripped of all entertainment functions and lacks a camera in order to be able to be used in maximum-security premises where you are now...

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Last updated: 23 December 2018 – 12:12

The SH-M08 is the SIM-free version of the Aquos sense2 that appeared earlier on Docomo and AU by KDDI. This SIM-free version can be used with any of the virtual mobile network operators in Japan (and the world over, of course).

Rakuten Mobile, one such VMNO, has already announced it will be offering the SH-M08, releasing...

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Last updated: 9 January 2019 – 07:10

The Taiwan version of the Aquos Zero, code-named SH-Z10, will start selling on 15 January 2019. The price in Taiwan is 19,990 TWD (649 USD).

As already known, the Aquos Zero is the world's lightest smartphone having a screen of 6 or more inches – the Aquos Zero weighs 146 grams....

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Last updated: 4 December 2018 – 15:58

On 4 December 2018, Softbank announced the release of the next iteration of their Android One series, the Android One S5, codenamed S5-SH. The phone will also be available on Softbank's subsidiary, Y-Mobile. Sales are expected to begin late December 2018.

As is typical for this entry series Android devices, the S5 has nothing...

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