Announced in mid-January and scheduled for release in Fabruary 2017 is a new mini for AU, the Aquos Serie SHV38 mini. It is the same as SoftBank's Aquos Xx3 mini.

The phone has a 4.7-inch FHD IGZO display (469ppi), a 64-bit Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952 - 4 x 1.5 gHz and 4 x 1.2 Ghz) processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of onboard storage (expandable...

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It is funny how one day you win a Best Design award with your smartphones, and the next day you release something that lacks any individuality, something that looks almost exactly like the iPhone and the bulk of slab devices out there. The wave of no-uniqueness has hit AU as well and they are releasing their branded version of the SH-04H on Docomo and Aquos Xx3 on Softbank.

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Summer 2015: KDDI's AU have also rolled out a new smart device, and by the looks of it, it gives Docomo's SH-03G some strong competition.

The Aquos Serie SHV32 comes with a 5-inch Full HD IGZO screen and new generation backlighiting "for subtle colour representation" dubbed as S-PureLED. The device is also part of the EDGEST...

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Due in the spring of 2015 is AU & Sharp's Aquos Serie SHV31 smartphone. The preinstalled OS is Android 4.4 KitKat.

The devices has a 4.5-inch Full HD (487 ppi) display using the IGZO LCD technology for low power consumption, coupled with the minimal bezel design of the EDGEST family.

The SHV31 relies on a quad-core MSM8974AB processor clocked at...

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Sharp's flagship for AU's Summer 2014 collection was announced on 9 May, the Aquos Serie SHL25. This is in fact the same machine that SoftBank are getting under the monicker of Aquos Xx 304SH, and Docomo are getting as Aquos Phone SH-04F, only minor differences existing.

The SHL25 belongs to the EDGEST series, Sharp's extremely narrow bezel line which in this...

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