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Last updated: 1 June 2018 – 07:37

Sharp and SoftBank have just announced a new addition to the Android One collection available on the Y!Mobile MVNO – the Android One X4 (X4-SH) – to be released on 7 June 2018. Being an entry class phone, the X4 won't amaze you with specifications, but will still provide comfort and convenience that even other mid-range...

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Last updated: 14 May 2018 – 22:09

Officially announced on 14th March, the Aquos R2 is coming to AU as well. Its model number is SHV42 and it has just appeared in the company lists of certified terminals.

The AU Aquos R2 colour options are: premium black, platinum white, and aquamarine. The release date is planned for early June.

The greatest novelty is the cameras – but unlike...

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Last updated: 10 May 2018 – 21:26

Alongside the high-end Aquos R2, Softbank have also announced the next iteration of their smartphone targeted at the elderly, the Simple Smartphone 4. As the name suggests, this is a low-end simplified smartphone whose idea is to facilitate use, not impress with cutting-edge specs.

The Simple Smartphone 4 comes with a 5.0-inch screen with a resolution of 1280...

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Last updated: 10 May 2018 – 06:30

Softbank are the first to have officially announced the Aquos R2 – just two days after Sharp did. The model name is 706SH.

The Softbank Aquos R2 will be offered in rose red, premium black, and platinum white. The release date will be sometime in early June.

The greatest novelty is the cameras – but unlike in other manufacturers where the...

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Last updated: 14 June 2018 – 12:39

Alongside the Aquos R2, Sharp have also announced the SIM-free Aquos Sense Plus – the next iteration in their mid-range series that was renamed Aquos Sense in 2017. The model name is SH-M07.

The Aquos Sense Plus has an IGZO dipslay measuring 5.5 inches with a resolution of 2160...

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Last updated: 16 May 2018 – 06:30

Docomo announced the Aquos R2 (SH-03K) for their Summer 2018 collection on 16 May. They will be offering it in premium black, platinum white, and coral pink.

The Aquos R2 greatest novelty is the cameras – but unlike in other manufacturers where the two sensors work together, the rear cameras on the Aquos R2 are independent – one is for movies...

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Last updated: 14 April 2018 – 10:15

FIH Mobile have just announced a new Sharp-branded device, the Sharp A2 Lite.

This is a low-end smartphone with 5.7-inch HD+ screen (720 x 1440 px) and an aspect ratio of 18:9. A 2.5D glass is installed ontop.

The A2 Lite is powered by a quadcore MediaTek MT6737T processor (4 x 1.3 GHz), 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB built-in storage.

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Last updated: 21 March 2018 – 06:45

The Aquos Mobile SH-02K is part of the Winter 2017/2018 collection and is a business-class mobile phone (quite the opposite of "exciting" as in flagships). Like its predecessor, the SH-03H, it has no camera and no entertainment functions (e.g. OneSeg TV, social networking apps).

What the SH-02K has is security and durability – it is the only type...

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Last updated: 5 February 2018 – 15:03

FIH Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of Foxconn, have announced a number of low-end devices wearing the Sharp brand – to shame! – for the Asian market (China, Vietnam, India, etc.) in early February 2018. While some of these devices are nothing but rebranded versions of InFocus smartphones that are already selling on these markets, others such as the Sharp R1S...

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Last updated: 5 February 2018 – 14:42

FIH Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of Foxconn, have announced a number of low-end devices wearing the Sharp brand – to shame! – for the Vietnamese and Indian markets in early February 2018. The devices are nothing but rebranded versions of InFocus smartphones that are already selling on these markets.

One of these devices that I am loathe to feature...

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