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Last updated: 6 February 2019 – 12:11

The SIM-free version of the Aquos R2 compact has now been offically announced, with sales starting 21 February 2019.

The only difference between the Softbank version (803SH) is the colour options, limited as usual: deep white and pure black.

The Aquos R2 compact has the world's first double-notch display and...

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Last updated: 26 January 2019 – 09:14

The Aquos Mobile 3 is Sharp's next iteration of the traditional foldable keitai for Softbank and its subsidiary Y!Mobile, where it's sold under the 806SH name. In fact this phone is identical to the SH-02L released on Docomo in mid-October 2018, only the Softbank/Y!Mobile version will reach stores in mid-April 2019.

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Last updated: 16 May 2019 – 07:15

The Aquos Mobile SH-03L is the new iteration of the business-class secure camera-less feature phone. Its predecessor was the SH-02K, released in the Winter 2017/2018 collection.

This line of mobile phones is stripped of all entertainment functions and lacks a camera in order to be able to be used in maximum-security premises where you are now...

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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: 9 January 2019 – 07:10

The Taiwan version of the Aquos Zero, code-named SH-Z10, will start selling on 15 January 2019. The price in Taiwan is 19,990 TWD (649 USD).

As already known, the Aquos Zero is the world's lightest smartphone having a screen of 6 or more inches – the Aquos Zero weighs 146 grams....

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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.

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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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