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Last updated: 15 June 2018 – 21:46

The Aquos S3 (FS8032) has finally been announced, first in Taiwan, one day ahead of the advertised 28th April announcement in Vietnam. A month later, on 25 May 2018, the Aquos S3 High Edition (FS8015) passed NCC certification (details below). 

The Aquos S3 has a 5.99-inch screen with a 18:9...

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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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Last updated: 14 April 2018 – 11:11

8 August 2017: The Sharp Aquos S2 has finally been announced officially and comes, as expected, in two versions – the "standard", FS8010, and the "high-specs", FS8016. The difference between the two models is mainly in the processor and RAM/ROM (read below).

The Sharp Aquos S2 is made by FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and doesn't really qualify...

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Last updated: 23 March 2018 – 15:00

Finally, over two months after the date initially scheduled for announcement (16 January 2018), the Aquos S3 mini is a fact. For a while, leaks on the Google Play supported devices list had us believe the phone had been renamed to Aquos V1 mini, apparently not the case, now that it was officially announced on 22 March. Sales will begin (in China) on...

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Last updated: 10 March 2018 – 15:23

Now, that's the real beast in the SoftBank's Summer 2015 collection! Behold the Aquos Xx 404SH: a 5.7-inch full HD screen utilising the S-CG Silicon LCD technology for reduced power consumption, and the truly narrow-frame design of the EDGEST series. Personally, I don't think anything more than 1080 x 1920 pixels is justified on a mobile screen, so...

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Last updated: 10 March 2018 – 12:11

Sharp have just announced their additions to the Softbank Winter 2015/16 collection, earlier than typical for previous years, but just a week after announcing their Docomo devices. If you've seen the Docomo SH-01H and SH-02H, then you've also seen the Softbank Aquos Xx2 and Aquos Xx2 mini because they are, essentially, the...

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Last updated: 9 March 2018 – 10:23

The Aquos SH-M02, scheduled for 20th October 2015, is the second smartphone by Sharp that is not tied to any operator (released SIM-free) and is actually an MVNO release of the Aquos Ever SH-04G that came out in the summer of 2015.

Sadly, Sharp's MVNO phones are a tad underwhelming (consider the first SIM-free phone, the...

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Last updated: 11 February 2018 – 19:16

On 5th December 2014, Sharp released their first truly SIM-free phone for Japan, the Aquos SH-M01. It looks, and actually is, the exact same machine that Docomo released in February 2014, the Aquos Phone EX SH-02F.

The display is 4.5 inches, full HD (1920 x 1080px or a pixel density...

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Last updated: 17 December 2017 – 13:33

The Aquos P1 is the first phone Sharp are making for the Taiwan market in a few years' time. The phone's debut was in early July 2016.

The Sharp Aquos P1 is but a rebranding of the most recent iPhone-look-alikes released in Japan under the Aquos Xx3 on SoftBank, Aquos SH-04H on Docomo, and Aquos Serie SHV34 on AU.

It comes with a 5.3-inch...

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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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