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Last updated: 7 October 2019 – 15:12

SoftBank and their subsidiary Y!Mobile have just announced the next iteration in the Android One series, the Sharp Android One S7, to start selling after mid-December 2019.

This is, as the model line suggest, a mid-range device powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor. But for the first time in their mid-range series Sharp are installing LPDDR4x...

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Last updated: 11 December 2019 – 09:32

The Aquos zero2 sets a new display standard even as other manufacturers are struggling to catch up with the previous one: while Aquos flagships have had 120 Hz display refresh rates since 2015, Samsung has only now managed to bring forth a 90 Hz display with its 2019 Galaxy S11 model.

Inserting one black frame between each of the 120 frames...

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Last updated: 26 November 2019 – 11:20

The Aquos sense3 plus was announced officially on 25 September, and will start selling in December 2019. It will be offered by Rakuten Mobile, Softbank, and AU.

The Aquos sense3 plus is slightly larger than the Aquos sense3 lite – adding half an inch to its 5.5" display, and a greater resolution of course:...

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Last updated: 7 September 2019 – 10:23

Japanese virtual mobile operator Rakuten is the first to introduce the new mid-range phone of the Aquos sense line: Aquos sense3 lite, SH-RM12. It comes with the impressive promise of "1 week battery life", which is possible thanks to the huge battery savings only an IGZO display can offer.

It's as yet unclear...

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Last updated: 21 July 2019 – 15:15

AU by KDDI is the second Japanese carrier to officially announce the new Aquos R3 for the Summer 2019 collection. The model name is SHV44.

The Aquos R3 comes with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor.

There is no surprise in the design, however: the Aquos...

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Last updated: 18 April 2019 – 07:50

Softbank is the first Japanese carrier to officially release the new Aquos R3 in their Summer 2019 collection, just two days after Sharp's announcement. The phone will start selling in late May.

The Aquos R3 (808SH) comes with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor.


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Last updated: 8 May 2019 – 07:27

Behold! the new Aquos R3 has now arrived – with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor. On Docomo, it is offered under the model name SH-04L.

There is no surprise in the design, however: the Aquos R3 is simply a larger version of last year's Aquos R2 compact. The dual-notch...

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Last updated: 3 April 2019 – 06:29

Starting 9 April 2019, Sharp will be selling a SIM-free version of the Aquos Zero, code-named SH-M10.

Even six months after the original announcement, the Aquos Zero continues to be the world's lightest smartphone having a screen of 6 inches or more, weighing 146 grams....

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Last updated: 6 February 2019 – 12:11

The SIM-free version of the Aquos R2 compact has now been offically announced, with sales starting 21 February 2019.

The only difference between the Softbank version (803SH) is the colour options, limited as usual: deep white and pure black.

The Aquos R2 compact has the world's first double-notch display and...

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Last updated: 26 January 2019 – 09:14

The Aquos Mobile 3 is Sharp's next iteration of the traditional foldable keitai for Softbank and its subsidiary Y!Mobile, where it's sold under the 806SH name. In fact this phone is identical to the SH-02L released on Docomo in mid-October 2018, only the Softbank/Y!Mobile version will reach stores in mid-April 2019.

This phone's target audience...

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