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Last updated: 18 June 2019 – 10:29

The SH-M08 is the SIM-free version of the Aquos sense2 that appeared earlier on Docomo and AU by KDDI. This SIM-free version can be used with any of the virtual mobile network operators in Japan (and the world over, of course).

Rakuten Mobile, one such VMNO, has already announced it will be offering the SH-M08, releasing...

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Last updated: 4 December 2018 – 15:58

On 4 December 2018, Softbank announced the release of the next iteration of their Android One series, the Android One S5, codenamed S5-SH. The phone will also be available on Softbank's subsidiary, Y-Mobile. Sales are expected to begin late December 2018.

As is typical for this entry series Android devices, the S5 has nothing...

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Last updated: 9 January 2019 – 07:09

Quite unexpectedly, SoftBank announced today, 15 November 2018, a new smartphone for their Winter 2018/2019 collection – the Aquos R2 compact (Softbank model name 803SH). The phone is scheduled to hit shelves in Japan in mid-January 2019. It will also be available in a SIM-free version.

The Aquos...

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Last updated: 17 October 2018 – 23:05

Sheduled for release in the spring of 2019, Docomo have announced 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: 2 July 2019 – 10:00

Docomo have officially announced their version of the low-range Aquos sense2, codenamed SH-01L. Market release is scheduled for Winter 2018.

The Aquos sense2 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: 28 May 2019 – 06:23

Sharp announced the low-end Aquos sense2 on 3rd October 2018, and AU by KDDI were the first to officially announce it just nine days later, codenamed SHV43, releasing it in early November.

In mid-May 2019, a simplified version of the SHV43 was announced under the name Aquos sense2 Easy SHV43, sales scheduled to begin after mid-June 2019. The...

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Last updated: 17 November 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. It was announced on 16 November 2018 that, on 27 November, the Aquos Zero will be presented officially in Taiwan and sell there. This means that the phone...

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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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