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Last updated: 12 October 2019 – 09:15

Japanese Carrier AU is the first to have added Sharp's second OLED-screen phone to their Winter 2019/2020 collection. Released under the model number SHV47, the Aquos zero2 is expected to start selling in late January 2020.

The Aquos zero2 sets a new display standard even as other manufacturers are struggling to catch up with the previous one:...

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Last updated: 11 October 2019 – 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: 11 October 2019 – 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: 21 July 2019 – 15:15

AU by KDDI is the second Japanese carrier to officially announce the new Aquos R3 for the Summer 2019 collection. The model name is SHV44.

The Aquos R3 comes with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor.

There is no surprise in the design, however: the Aquos...

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Last updated: 21 June 2019 – 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: 11 June 2019 – 08:25

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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Last updated: 28 May 2019 – 06:23

Sharp announced the low-end Aquos sense2 on 3rd October 2018, and AU by KDDI were the first to officially announce it just nine days later, codenamed SHV43, releasing it in early November.

In mid-May 2019, a simplified version of the SHV43 was announced under the name Aquos sense2 Easy SHV43, sales scheduled to begin after mid-June 2019. The...

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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: 23 December 2018 – 19:01

In the end of June 2011, AU KDDI and IIDA released a wonderful new smartphone produced by Sharp, the Infobar A01.

While the hardware is the same as that of DoCoMo's SH-12C and SoftBank's 006SH, what is truly impressive is the customized user interface (UI) running on top of Android 2.3.3.

To design the phone and its UI interface, a team...

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Last updated: 23 December 2018 – 18:46

Sharp's latest Android device for the Japanese market comes out branded for carrier AU KDDI (on 18 October 2010). The slab device has a 3.5-inch screen with the enormous resolution of 960 x 640 pixels and a secondary display measuring 40 x 208 pixels below it employing Sharp's Mimory technology, which will memorise the most frequently used shortcuts and display them...

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