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Last updated: 8 December 2018 – 11:25

Following an announcement in mid-November, the Aquos Zero, which will be released exclusively on SoftBank's network in Japan, has now passed Taiwan's NCC certification. The phone's code name is SH-Z10. It is as yet unclear which operator(s) will be offering it. Reservations are expected to start in late December 2018, with the phone reaching shelves...

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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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Last updated: 15 November 2018 – 09:09

Quite unexpectedly, SoftBank announced today, 15 November 2018, a new smartphone for their Winter 2018/2019 collection – the Aquos R2 compact (possibly dubbed 802SH, but not yet confirmed). The phone is scheduled to hit shelves in Japan in mid-January 2019. It will also be available in a SIM-free version.

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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.

The SH-02L has the...

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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 comparison with...

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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, scheduled for release in early November.

The Aquos Sense 2 will also be available on UQ Mobile, which is an AU subsidiary.

The Aquos Sense 2 comes with a 5.5-inch IGZO...

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Last updated: 17 November 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. It was announced on 16 November 2018 that, on 27 November, the Aquos Zero will be presented officially in Taiwan and sell there. This means that the phone...

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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.

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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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