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Last updated: 26 February 2021 – 09:58

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 began in late December 2018.

As is typical for this entry series Android devices, the S5 has nothing to impress...

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Last updated: 3 February 2021 – 17:02

SoftBank's variant of the Aquos sense5G is now open for reservations under model name A004SH. It is slated for release on 10 February 2021.

Outwardly, the Aquos sense5G is nearly identical to the base model Aquos sense4 – the differences are all under the hood.

The Aquos sense5G comes with a 5.8-inch display with...

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Last updated: 27 January 2021 – 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 (906SH) sets a new display...

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Last updated: 2 October 2020 – 10:40

SoftBank are the second Japanese carrier to announce the Aquos zero5G basic in its line-up, with sales scheduled to begin on 9 October 2020 under the model name Aquos zero5G basic A002SH. It will be available in black and blue – but in the less powerful variant: 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, unlike the version launched by AU, which has 8 GB/128...

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Last updated: 18 August 2020 – 13:42

Softbank have announced the A001SH, which is the fifth device in the Simple Smartphone series – designed with elderly people in mind.

This Simple-Sumaho5 has a 5.5-inch IGZO display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 px. Sharp's Rich Color Technology Mobile ensures wide colour gamut and accurate colour-mapping for vivid and beautiful but also close to real...

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Last updated: 4 August 2020 – 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 corporate 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 week...

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Last updated: 27 July 2020 – 07:34

The Aquos sense3 plus will also be sold by SoftBank, under model name 901SH, 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,...

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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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Last updated: 9 April 2020 – 11:22

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: 27 March 2020 – 06:02

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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