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Last updated: 18 October 2019 – 06:52

While SoftBank were the first and only operator to announce the first of Sharp's OLED screen phones, the Aquos zero, last year, they are now the last one to do this. But they have and the Aquos zero2 is coming to Japan's second largest operator towards the end of January 2020.

The Aquos zero2 sets a new display standard even as other manufacturers...

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Last updated: 18 October 2019 – 06:34

The Aquos sense3 plus will also be sold by SoftBank as part of their Winter 2019/2020 collection, with sales scheduled to begin in December 2019.

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

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Last updated: 17 October 2019 – 06:47

SoftBank is releasing the "basic" version of the Aquos sense3, which is the most stripped down of the three available. This is actually advertised as a corporative version and is scheduled to reach the shops in mid-November 2019 and is codenamed 907SH.

The Aquos sense3 basic main selling point is its ability to last one...

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Last updated: 18 April 2019 – 07:50

Softbank is the first Japanese carrier to officially release the new Aquos R3 in their Summer 2019 collection, just two days after Sharp's announcement. The phone will start selling in late May.

The Aquos R3 (808SH) comes with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor.

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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.

This phone's target audience...

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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: 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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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: 10 May 2018 – 21:26

Alongside the high-end Aquos R2, Softbank have also announced the next iteration of their smartphone targeted at the elderly, the Simple Smartphone 4. As the name suggests, this is a low-end simplified smartphone whose idea is to facilitate use, not impress with cutting-edge specs.

The Simple Smartphone 4 comes with a 5.0-inch screen with a resolution of 1280...

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Last updated: 11 October 2018 – 08:59

Softbank are the first to have officially announced the Aquos R2 – just two days after Sharp did. The model name is 706SH.

The Softbank Aquos R2 is be offered in rose red, premium black, and platinum white. The release date was 8th June 2018.

Perhaps not surprisingly – the Aquos R2 has been selling quite well, placing Sharp as the No....

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