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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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Last updated: 5 February 2018 – 13:49

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.

The first of these devices that I am loathe to...

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Last updated: 23 March 2018 – 15:00

Finally, over two months after the date initially scheduled for announcement (16 January 2018), the Aquos S3 mini is a fact. For a while, leaks on the Google Play supported devices list had us believe the phone had been renamed to Aquos V1 mini, apparently not the case, now that it was officially announced on 22 March. Sales will begin (in China) on...

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Last updated: 27 March 2018 – 08:05

The Aquos S3 (FS8032) has finally been announced, first in Taiwan, one day ahead of the advertised 28th April announcement in Vietnam.

The Aquos S3 has a 5.99-inch screen with a 18:9 ratio and a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 px, giving it a ratio of 91% of the device's total surface area...

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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.

There are almost no differences...

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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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