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Last updated: 8 July 2020 – 09:18

The Aquos R compact is also to launch on the AU network, sales starting in late-December.

Advertised as "the most powerful premium compact model in Aquos history", this is the first smartphone for the Japanese market to utilise Sharp's free-form displays (that were showcased as early as mid-2014), beaten by at least three months by...

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Last updated: 1 July 2020 – 12:20

The Aquos sense3 plus was announced officially on 25 September, and will start selling in December 2019. It will be offered by Rakuten Mobile, Softbank, and AU.

The Aquos sense3 plus is slightly larger than the Aquos sense3 lite – adding half an inch to its 5.5" display, and a greater resolution of course:...

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Last updated: 25 June 2020 – 10:00

Japanese virtual operator Rakuten Mobile is also launching the Aquos R5G, under model name SH-RM14.

The Aquos R5G is capable of 5G connectivity and 8K video recording.

The 5th Generation IGZO display has a diagonal size of 6.5 inches and a resolution of 1440 x 3168 pixels (4K). 10-bit colour processing delivers one billion...

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Last updated: 25 June 2020 – 06:33

Japanese carrier AU by KDDI is the first of the major three to announce the Aquos sense3 in its Winter 2019 collection, under the model name SHV45. Read below to see that it is almost the same as the Rakuten Aquos sense3 lite variant but better in certain respects.

The SHV45 is also available on AU's subsidiary UQ Communications.

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Last updated: 9 June 2020 – 07:32

Japanese operator AU by KDDI has also announced the slightly bigger and better variant of the Aquos sense3, the plus, emphasising that it is great for video and music, its full name now Aquos sense 3 plus sound, model number SHV46. Sales are scheduled to begin in early December 2019.

The SHV46 is sold bundled with aptX HD compatible wireless...

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Last updated: 21 May 2020 – 09:32

The Aquos zero2 was certified by Taiwan's National Communications Commission under model name SH-Z20 on 2 February 2020. It took three and a half months to move the phone to reach stores in Taiwan – sales began on 20 May 2020.

The Aquos zero2 sets a new display standard even as other manufacturers are struggling to catch...

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Last updated: 22 April 2020 – 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: 22 April 2020 – 08:29

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. For comparison, the 5.8-inch...

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Last updated: 22 April 2020 – 08:11

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: 16 April 2020 – 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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