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Last updated: 17 March 2018 – 05:53

The first of two smartphones Sharp have launched on SoftBank in their Summer 2015 collection is the Aquos Crystal 2 (403SH), which is the successor of the Aquos Crystal of last year.

The Aquos Crystal 2, released in July 2015, is again a mid-range model: it is powered by a Snapdragon 800 (MSM8926), an entry-level quad-core processor...

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Last updated: 11 March 2018 – 11:06

The Winter 2012/2013 SoftBank collection has been just announced, and here comes the first of the new models Sharp will be offering: the Pantone® 6 200SH.

This Pantone-series smartphone, as the name hints, will be offered in a variety of colours on the Pantone scale, 25 in total!

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Last updated: 10 March 2018 – 15:23

Now, that's the real beast in the SoftBank's Summer 2015 collection! Behold the Aquos Xx 404SH: a 5.7-inch full HD screen utilising the S-CG Silicon LCD technology for reduced power consumption, and the truly narrow-frame design of the EDGEST series. Personally, I don't think anything more than 1080 x 1920 pixels is justified on a mobile screen, so...

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Last updated: 10 March 2018 – 12:11

Sharp have just announced their additions to the Softbank Winter 2015/16 collection, earlier than typical for previous years, but just a week after announcing their Docomo devices. If you've seen the Docomo SH-01H and SH-02H, then you've also seen the Softbank Aquos Xx2 and Aquos Xx2 mini because they are, essentially, the...

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Last updated: 10 March 2018 – 12:08

The Aquos Xx2 mini is the smaller device Sharp are releasing in SoftBank's Winter 2015/2016 collection. It is the same as the Docomo Aquos Compact SH-02H, only rebranded.

The Aquos Xx2 mini (503SH) has very narrow top and size bezel (EDGEST series) to ensure maximum screen surface for its 4.7-inch Full...

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Last updated: 9 March 2018 – 10:28

It has been a while since SoftBank released a flip phone – since the Premium 301SH in November 2013 – but it seems interest in the traditional style keitai is picking up, now that they use Android, albeit a heavily customised one, as its OS.

The new Aquos Mobile (AQUOS ケータイ) is released under the 501SH model name...

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Last updated: 14 February 2018 – 19:32

Sold from 29th August 2014 in both Japan and the USA (on Sprint), the Aquos Crystal is the first of two Sharp smartphones to see international release, also marking the completion of SoftBank's acquisition of US carrier Sprint.

In Japan, on SoftBank, the phone model is 305SH, whereas in the USA, on Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile, the model is 306SH....

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Last updated: 14 February 2018 – 19:26

In July 2015, the exact same phone now rebranded as Aquos Crystal Y, was released on Y! Mobile (former Willcom, now owned by SoftBank).

The Aquos Crystal X (SoftBank 402SH) is the second of two Sharp smartphones to be available in both Japan and the USA, in a sort of international release campaign,...

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Last updated: 11 February 2018 – 22:28

Aquos Phone – The Hybrid is what the 007SH is also called. The SoftBank summer 2011 flagship keitai is a long-awaited Japanese cycloid running Android 2.3, the only other member of this class being the Chinese SH7218.

The 007SH has a 3.4-inch screen with 854 x 480 pixels resolution – glassless 3D capable....

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Last updated: 30 January 2018 – 14:23

April 2017: Sharp have just announced their latest Samsung model... knock-off. Although weilding some amazing specs, the design lacks any individuality whatsoever and is a complete copy of your generic Samsung device, even down to the rounded button below the display – which also houses the fingerprint scanner.

The new device is dubbed Aquos R...

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