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 the...

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Scheduled for release on the AU network in mid-December 2017 is an updated version of the flip-keitai, named Aquos K SHF34. Visually, this phone is an almost exact replica of last year's Aquos K SHF33. Let's see what's new about it.

The Aquos K series comes with the form-factor-standard display size of 3.4 inches and resolution of 540...

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Scheduled for release in early November 2017, the Aquos sense SHV40 by AU KDDI is a mid-range device with little to set it apart from the rest of mid-range Aquos phones. It continues the now-traditional, eye-displeasing and uncomfortable huge-bezel design that makes me wonder if Sharp designers are intentionally trying to bankrupt the company's...

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30.05.2017. AU KDDI have just announced their version of the Aquos R, codenamed SHV39.

The AU Aquos R SHV39 supports the following radio bands:
4G LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 18/26), 1.7 GHz (Band 3), 2 GHz (Band 1), 3.5 GHz (Band 42)
WiMAX 2+
3G: 2 GHz (Band I)
GSM: standard frequencies.

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Announced in mid-January and scheduled for release in Fabruary 2017 is a new mini for AU, the Aquos Serie SHV38 mini. It is the same as SoftBank's Aquos Xx3 mini.

The phone has a 4.7-inch FHD IGZO display (469ppi), a 64-bit Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952 - 4 x 1.5 GHz and 4 x 1.2 GHz) processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of onboard storage (expandable...

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The new Aquos U SHV37 is AU's version of Docomo's Aquos Ever SH-02J, and is scheduled for release in late November 2016. It is also identical to the Aquos L released by QU Mobile – an MVNO operator wholly owned by KDDI.

The SHV37 is a mid-range smartphone that comes with a 5-inch IGZO display which guarantees...

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Alongside the flagship Aquos Serie SHV34, AU and Sharp are also releasing a smaller version of the new iPhone-knock-off design smartphones, and also branching out a new series called the Aquos U.

The Aquos U SHV35 is equipped with a 5-inch IGZO screen with a lower, HD (1280 x 720 pixels), resolution,...

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It is funny how one day you win a Best Design award with your smartphones, and the next day you release something that lacks any individuality, something that looks almost exactly like the iPhone and the bulk of slab devices out there. The wave of no-uniqueness has hit AU as well and they are releasing their branded version of the SH-04H on Docomo and Aquos Xx3 on Softbank.

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The Aquos K SHF33 is the beautiful one of AU's Summer 2016 collection offerings. While the other two operators neglected the traditional flip keitai, AU are releasing a relatively adequately powered phone that borrows some of the sweet stuff from the cool smartphone releases.

The SHF33 has the Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (same working...

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The Aquos Serie mini SHV33 is the same device Sharp released in December 2015 on SoftBank, as Aquos Xx2 mini (503SH) and as the Docomo Aquos Compact SH-02H.

The Aquos Serie mini SHV33 has very narrow top and size bezel (EDGEST series) to ensure maximum screen surface for its 4.7-inch Full HD...

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