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Last updated: 17 October 2018 – 23:05

Sheduled for release in the spring of 2019, Docomo are releasing their first flip keitai in a year and a half (the SH-02K came out at the end of November 2017).

Flip keitais are now traditionally low-spec and are not made to impress – their target market segment is those who can't or won't get used to large-screen smartphones.

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Last updated: 17 October 2018 – 22:46

Docomo have officially announced their version of the low-ramge Aquos Sense 2, codenamed SH-01L. Market release is scheduled for Winter 2018.

The Aquos Sense 2 SH-01L comes with a 5.5-inch IGZO panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The frame has been further decreased in...

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Last updated: 11 October 2018 – 08:16

Sharp announced the low-end Aquos Sense 2 on 3rd October 2018, and AU by KDDI were the first to officially announce it just nine days later, codenamed SHV43, sheduled for release in early November.

The Aquos Sense 2 comes with a 5.5-inch IGZO panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The frame has been...

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Last updated: 11 October 2018 – 09:22

EXCLUSIVE: SoftBank are the only Japanese carrier to officially announce the Aquos Zero – codenamed 801SH. Sales are scheduled to begin in early December 2018. The reasons for this "monopoly" are unknown but I can only think of two possibilities: a) this is a SoftBank-developed device, which explains why the name...

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Last updated: 1 September 2018 – 11:02

The Asian Aquos S3 has finally been released officially (31st August 2018) and is now available to buy in Germany and other EU countries under the name Sharp Aquos D10. This release comes very late as the phone is now one year old and its specifications fail to impress, even at the relatively low price of 399 euro.

The...

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Last updated: 13 July 2018 – 17:07

The second Sharp phone to see official launch on European markets is neither Sharp, nor impressive in any way. The Sharp B10 is designed and made by Foxconn's subsidiary FIH Mobile and was announced in April 2018 for Vietnam under the name A2 Lite.

The Sharp B10 is a low-end device with 5.7-inch HD+ screen (720 x 1440 px) and...

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Last updated: 21 July 2018 – 11:03

Sharp phones are beginning to sell in Europe – the models have now been officially listed on the European website of Sharp's representative in Europe, SKYTEC UMC Management s. r. o.

The higher model is the Aquos C10, which is a modded version of the Aquos S2 that was launched in China and South-East Asia in September 2017. The...

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Last updated: 1 June 2018 – 07:37

Sharp and SoftBank have just announced a new addition to the Android One collection available on the Y!Mobile MVNO – the Android One X4 (X4-SH) – to be released on 7 June 2018. Being an entry class phone, the X4 won't amaze you with specifications, but will still provide comfort and convenience that even other mid-range...

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Last updated: 14 May 2018 – 22:09

Officially announced on 14th March, the Aquos R2 is coming to AU as well. Its model number is SHV42 and it has just appeared in the company lists of certified terminals.

The AU Aquos R2 colour options are: premium black, platinum white, and aquamarine. The release date is planned for early June.

The greatest novelty is the cameras – but unlike...

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Last updated: 10 May 2018 – 21:26

Alongside the high-end Aquos R2, Softbank have also announced the next iteration of their smartphone targeted at the elderly, the Simple Smartphone 4. As the name suggests, this is a low-end simplified smartphone whose idea is to facilitate use, not impress with cutting-edge specs.

The Simple Smartphone 4 comes with a 5.0-inch screen with a resolution of 1280...

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