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 the first phone made in collaboration with Foxconn and is the 29th phone...

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2nd June 2017. Sharp have just released a new device for MVNO carrier UQ Mobile dubbed the Aquos L2.

The Aquos L2 is a rebranded version of the Aquos ea for Softbank and a low-spec device with a 5-inch 720p IGZO screen. What's good about this display, other than being a low-power IGZO that guarantees long battery...

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Announced in the end of October and due out in mid-December 2016 is Sharp's next SIM-free phone, the Aquos SH-M04, also released as SH-M04-A, the difference being that the latter is sold with an AC adapter and microUSB cable.

Being SIM-free, this naturally means it is a low-spec device. Indeed, on the Aquos SH-M04 we find the octa-core Snapdragon...

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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 a non-IGZO,...

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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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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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Released in late February 2016, the Aquos SH-03H is a strictly-for-business traditional keitai: it lacks camera and entertainment functions, but lays a strong emphasis on security and durability.

The SH-03H is the phone you can bring with in one of those factories and offices where camera equipment is not allowed. It also lacks OneSeg and SNS applications...

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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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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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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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