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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...

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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: 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: 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, sheduled for release in early November.

The Aquos Sense 2 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...

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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 September 2018 – 12:01

In February 2012, carrier AU KDDI launched the new IIDA Infobar C01 (SHX12) by Sharp, a bar-type phone with a 12-key numerical keypad and a 3.2-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480 px).

The Infobar C01 runs on Android 2.3 and has the IIDA user interface we saw on last year's Inforbar A01. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655T...

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Last updated: 14 September 2018 – 23:30

In mid-January 2014, Sharp announced a new ultra-portablet tablet having a 15.6-inch screen that utilises the IGZO LCD technology to ensure longer battery life.

The screen boasts the amazing WQHD (3200 x 1800 pixel) resolution which amounts to 235 ppi density. This is a 10-point capacitive touch type screen...

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Last updated: 10 September 2018 – 13:11

At the end of December 2011, carrier AU KDDI are launching another touchscreen slider, the IS14SH. This has very few differences, if any, from the Summer 2011 model IS11SH or its SoftBank counterpart, the Hybrid 101SH.

This smartphone comes with a 3.7-inch touchscreen with a 960×540 New Mobile...

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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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