Looks like Sharp China are going to roll out a "mini" version of the Aquos S3, too – the hint comes from the Google Play Supported Devices list, where it appears as the FS8018.

The Aquos S3 mini will have a 5.48-inch display with a FullHD+ resolution of 2040 x 1080 px, which means the ratio is 17:9. Nothing impressive here: not an energy-saving super-sensitive...

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Pending official announcement on 16 January 24 January 2018, the Aquos S3 is already a much-discussed device – certainly because of the promise of being "bezelless" that, as we already know, is but a marketing trick.

Main photo shows the first clear image of the Aquos S3 front, leaked on 12 January 2018.

The Aquos S3...

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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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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.

There are almost no differences...

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To be released in mid-February 2018 is a new member of the Aquos sense series: the Aquos sense basic. 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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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.

The Android One S3 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 and whose battery...

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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 the...

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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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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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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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