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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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Last updated: 4 December 2017 – 16:29

To be released in late October 2016 is SoftBank's latest iteration of the flip keitai, the Aquos Mobile 2.

It has the standard 3.4-inch display with QHD resolution (960 × 540 px) and of course an external miniature information display (0.9 inches/36 × 128 px). The main display supports Sharp's latest "Relax Image Quaility" feature that reduces blue...

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Last updated: 19 July 2018 – 09:53

Announced in October 2016, but released in February 2017, is a new smartphone for SoftBank nicknamed Aquos Xx3 mini (603SH).

The phone has a 4.7-inch FHD IGZO display (469 ppi), 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 using microSDXC memory...

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Last updated: 5 June 2018 – 07:37

Sharp and Softbank have just announced the flagship of their Summer 2016 collection, the new Aquos iPhone... oops, sorry, I mean the new Aquos Xx3 506SH. In a new and natural form that they call "Comfort & Quality", blah-blah... "Oh, Sharp are trying to copy iPhone," I said to a friend when I saw the release announcement....

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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: 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: 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 – 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: 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: 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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