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Last updated: 17 October 2018 – 23:05

Sheduled for release in the spring of 2019, Docomo are releasing their first flip keitai in a year and a half (the SH-02K came out at the end of November 2017).

Flip keitais are now traditionally low-spec and are not made to impress – their target market segment is those who can't or won't get used to large-screen smartphones.

The SH-02L has the...

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Last updated: 17 October 2018 – 22:46

Docomo have officially announced their version of the low-ramge Aquos Sense 2, codenamed SH-01L. Market release is scheduled for Winter 2018.

The Aquos Sense 2 SH-01L comes with a 5.5-inch IGZO panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The frame has been further decreased in comparison with...

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Last updated: 8 October 2018 – 11:30

Docomo has officially announced their Winter 2013/2014 collection too, and in it are four Sharp phones, including a flip keitai, and a Junior phone, whereas SoftBank only had two and AU had just one.

Behold the Aquos Phone Zeta SH-01F, the 5-inch flagship wielding the impressive Full HD resolution (440 ppi) and IGZO...

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Last updated: 20 June 2018 – 20:39

Scheduled for release in November 2016 is Docomo's Aquos Ever SH-02J, a device that utterly fails to impress.

The SH-02J is mid-range at best: it comes with a 5-inch IGZO display which guarantees long battery life – and indeed, it is advertised as capable of lasting "three days or more", of course depending on usage. The screen resolution...

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Last updated: 20 June 2018 – 20:00

Sharp and Docomo have just announced the flagship of their Summer 2016 collection, the new Aquos iPhone... oops, sorry, I mean the new Aquos Zeta SH-04H. 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: 16 May 2018 – 06:30

Docomo announced the Aquos R2 (SH-03K) for their Summer 2018 collection on 16 May. They will be offering it in premium black, platinum white, and coral pink.

The Aquos R2 greatest novelty is the cameras – but unlike in other manufacturers where the two sensors work together, the rear cameras on the Aquos R2 are independent – one is for movies...

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Last updated: 21 March 2018 – 07:54

The new Aquos Mobile SH-06G signals the complete switch to highly customised Android and the abandonment of the Symbian-based OS for Sharp's flip-keitais, the feature-righ phones that drew so many, myself included, to Japanese phones.

Unfortunately, this switch, commencing with AU's SHF31 last winter, continues the trend of rolling out rather low-spec phones,...

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Last updated: 21 March 2018 – 06:45

The Aquos Mobile SH-02K is part of the Winter 2017/2018 collection and is a business-class mobile phone (quite the opposite of "exciting" as in flagships). Like its predecessor, the SH-03H, it has no camera and no entertainment functions (e.g. OneSeg TV, social networking apps).

What the SH-02K has is security and durability – it is the only type...

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Last updated: 16 March 2018 – 11:19

The Aquos Phone sv SH-10D appears to be the smaller brother of the SH-09D from the Summer 2012 DoCoMo collection. The "sv" in the model name stands for "Super Viewer".

The SH-10D features a 4.5-inch CG-Silicon display with HD resolution (1280 x 720) and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor. It has...

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Last updated: 13 March 2018 – 08:05

Scheduled for release in early November 2017, the Aquos sense SH-01K by Docomo 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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