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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: 11 October 2018 – 08:16

Sharp announced the low-end Aquos Sense 2 on 3rd October 2018, and AU by KDDI were the first to officially announce it just nine days later, codenamed SHV43, scheduled for release in early November.

The Aquos Sense 2 will also be available on UQ Mobile, which is an AU subsidiary.

The Aquos Sense 2 comes with a 5.5-inch IGZO...

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Last updated: 11 October 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. The reasons for this "monopoly" are unknown but I can only think of two possibilities: a) this is a SoftBank-developed device, which explains why the name...

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Last updated: 1 June 2018 – 07:37

Sharp and SoftBank have just announced a new addition to the Android One collection available on the Y!Mobile MVNO – the Android One X4 (X4-SH) – to be released on 7 June 2018. Being an entry class phone, the X4 won't amaze you with specifications, but will still provide comfort and convenience that even other mid-range...

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Last updated: 14 May 2018 – 22:09

Officially announced on 14th March, the Aquos R2 is coming to AU as well. Its model number is SHV42 and it has just appeared in the company lists of certified terminals.

The AU Aquos R2 colour options are: premium black, platinum white, and aquamarine. The release date is planned for early June.

The greatest novelty is the cameras – but unlike...

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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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Last updated: 14 June 2018 – 12:39

Alongside the Aquos R2, Sharp have also announced the SIM-free Aquos Sense Plus – the next iteration in their mid-range series that was renamed Aquos Sense in 2017. The model name is SH-M07.

The Aquos Sense Plus has an IGZO dipslay measuring 5.5 inches with a resolution of 2160...

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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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