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Last updated: 18 April 2019 – 07:50

The Aquos R3, Sharp's summer 2019 flagship, has now also appeared on the Softbank internal network.

In Japan's second largest carrier's list, the Aquos R3 has surfaced as manufacturer model APYHRO00273.

Next to nothing is known as yet but as details trickle away I will be updating this article.

The Aquos R3 will support the following range...

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Last updated: 9 April 2019 – 11:10

It's less than a month and docomo will announce their Summer 2019 collection, with the Sharp flagship occupying a leading position in it. Rumours have been circulating about the next Aquos R – this time, the Aquos R3, as Sharp reserved the name as a trade mark a month ago.

In the docomo list, the Aquos R3 will be named SH-04L, and the manufacturer model...

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Last updated: 7 April 2019 – 22:14

W-ZERO3 is the name of the Windows Mobile Pocket PCs Sharp manufactured for Japanese operator Willcom. The first W-ZERO3, the WS003SH, was released in Japan in mid-December 2005 and was Japan's first Windows Mobile 5 device and the first to feature a full QWERTY keyboard.

The WS003SH has 64 MB of SDRAM, 128 MB of ROM (60 MB...

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Last updated: 6 April 2019 – 09:23

Shortly after the IS03 was announced, Sharp & AU KDDI presented another Android-based device for their Spring 2011 lineup. The IS05 admittedly has less of the muscle power the IS03 boasts but still makes a very decent machine.

The IS05 runs on Android 2.2 and has Flash Lite 4.0 support, One Seg TV, Mobile Wallet, FM transmitter, AQUOS link...

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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: 26 January 2019 – 09:04

The SH-03L is a new device pending announcement for Docomo. It has received certification from Japan's telecom engineering centre, TELEC, but barely anything is known about it.

The supported radio frequencies are:
FDD-LTE: 2100 (B1) / 1800 (B3) / 800 (B19) MHz
W-CDMA 2100 (I) / 800 (VI / XIX) MHz

It only has a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (b/g/n), which...

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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: 9 January 2019 – 07:09

Quite unexpectedly, SoftBank announced today, 15 November 2018, a new smartphone for their Winter 2018/2019 collection – the Aquos R2 compact (Softbank model name 803SH). The phone is scheduled to hit shelves in Japan in mid-January 2019. It will also be available in a SIM-free version.

The Aquos...

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