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Last updated: 11 January 2018 – 12:01

Following the launch of the Aquos R Compact on the AU and the SoftBank networks, Japan's first smartphone to utilise a free-form display was also announced as a SIM-free device under the model name SH-M06 and will be available in late January 2018. 

Advertised as "the most powerful premium compact model in Aquos history", the Aquos...

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Last updated: 17 April 2018 – 07:30

The Aquos sense series was also launched by MVNO operator UQ Mobile (a 100% owned subsidiary of KDDI Corporation) – on 22 November 2017. The phone does not have a model name of its own, like it has for AU, SoftBank, Docomo, and even the SIM-free SH-M05, which is why we'll refer to is as the Aquos sense UQ.

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Last updated: 9 December 2017 – 12:50

To be released in mid-February 2018 is a new member of the Aquos sense series: the Aquos sense basic (702SH). This is advertised as a business-oriented smartphone.

The "basic" tag in the name signals two substantial changes from the other Aquos sense devices. First,...

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Last updated: 30 November 2017 – 12:08

With sales scheduled to begin in mid-January 2018, here is a new Android One device by Sharp for the Softbank-owned carrier Y!Mobile, codenamed S3-SH.

The Android One S3 (S3-SH) is, as expected for the series, an entry-level smartphone that should meet the needs of those looking for a convenient and sturdy device that doesn't cost a fortune...

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Last updated: 11 February 2018 – 23:28

The Aquos R compact is also to launch on the AU network, sales starting in late-December.

Advertised as "the most powerful premium compact model in Aquos history", this is the first smartphone for the Japanese market to utilise Sharp's free-form displays (that were showcased as early as mid-2014), beaten by at least three months by...

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Last updated: 26 November 2017 – 11:28

Scheduled for release on the AU network in mid-December 2017 is an updated version of the flip-keitai, named Aquos K SHF34. Visually, this phone is an almost exact replica of last year's Aquos K SHF33. Let's see what's new about it.

The Aquos K series comes with the form-factor-standard display size of 3.4 inches and resolution of 540...

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Last updated: 9 December 2017 – 13:00

Scheduled for release in early December 2017, the Aquos sense lite SH-M05 is the SIM-free version of the Aquos sense model first announced by AU KDDI under the monicker SHV40, then by Docomo named SH-01K, and finally by Softbank as the Aquos sense basic.

The Aquos sense lite is a mid-range device...

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Last updated: 13 March 2018 – 08:05

Scheduled for release in early November 2017, the Aquos sense SH-01K by Docomo is a mid-range device with little to set it apart from the rest of mid-range Aquos phones. It continues the now-traditional, eye-displeasing and uncomfortable huge-bezel design that makes me wonder if Sharp designers are intentionally trying to bankrupt the company's...

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Last updated: 18 November 2017 – 13:50

The Aquos R compact was officially announced on 13 October 2017 and is advertised as "the most powerful premium compact model in Aquos history". It is due to be released in the Winter 2017 collection of Japanese carriers (late December). The first carrier to make it official is Softbank.

This is the first smartphone for the Japanese market to...

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Last updated: 9 March 2018 – 10:15

Scheduled for release in early November 2017, the Aquos sense SHV40 by AU KDDI is a mid-range device with little to set it apart from the rest of mid-range Aquos phones. It continues the now-traditional, eye-displeasing and uncomfortable huge-bezel design that makes me wonder if Sharp designers are intentionally trying to bankrupt the company's...

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