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Last updated: 4 December 2017 – 16:29

To be released in late October 2016 is SoftBank's latest iteration of the flip keitai, the Aquos Mobile 2.

It has the standard 3.4-inch display with QHD resolution (960 × 540 px) and of course an external miniature information display (0.9 inches/36 × 128 px). The main display supports Sharp's latest "Relax Image Quaility" feature that reduces blue...

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Last updated: 4 December 2017 – 16:31

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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Last updated: 4 December 2017 – 16:36

21 September 2016: Sharp launched the sales of the Robohon Sumaho smartphone-with-robot bundle, a limited 100 sets offer, at the – frankly – insane price of 224,640 Yen or 2,212 USD!

The bundled smartphone is a low-to-mid-range device of the EDGEST series - reduced top and sides bezel, a design that was abandoned in Sharp's 2016 collection. It features...

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Last updated: 8 March 2018 – 07:03

Released in late July 2016, the Y!Mobile (owned by Softbank) 507SH is a rebranding of the Aquos U SHV35 released last month for AU by KDDI.

The main difference, however, is that the 507SH is much less customised than any other Sharp or carrier-subsidised phone in Japan. It is in fact an Android One device centred around...

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Last updated: 17 December 2017 – 13:38

Just released (end of June 2016) is Sharp's third SIM-free phone, dubbed the Aquos mini SH-M03. Similarly to the previous two MVNO phones, this one is again the "lower" model, not the flagship, and it is a rebranding of last season's model, the SHV33 on AU, the Aquos Xx2 mini 503SH on Softbank, or Aquos Compact SH-02H on Docomo.

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shv35.png Aquos U SHV35AUJapan

Last updated: 18 December 2017 – 22:44

Alongside the flagship Aquos Serie SHV34, AU and Sharp are also releasing a smaller version of the new iPhone-knock-off design smartphones, and also branching out a new series called the Aquos U.

The Aquos U SHV35 is equipped with a 5-inch IGZO screen with a lower, HD (1280 x 720 pixels), resolution,...

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Last updated: 5 April 2018 – 07:44

It is funny how one day you win a Best Design award with your smartphones, and the next day you release something that lacks any individuality, something that looks almost exactly like the iPhone and the bulk of slab devices out there. The wave of no-uniqueness has hit AU as well and they are releasing their branded version of the SH-04H on Docomo and Aquos Xx3 on Softbank.

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shf33.png Aquos K SHF33AUJapan

Last updated: 21 November 2017 – 11:40

The Aquos K SHF33 is the beautiful one of AU's Summer 2016 collection offerings. While the other two operators neglected the traditional flip keitai, AU are releasing a relatively adequately powered phone that borrows some of the sweet stuff from the cool smartphone releases.

The SHF33 has the Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (same working...

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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: 5 June 2018 – 07:37

Sharp and Softbank have just announced the flagship of their Summer 2016 collection, the new Aquos iPhone... oops, sorry, I mean the new Aquos Xx3 506SH. 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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