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Last updated: 10 May 2022 – 04:07

The 2022 flagship has now been announced: the Aquos R7 is coming to SoftBank under the A202SH model name some time after July. Externally, the phone looks a lot like its predecessor, the Aquos R6, but there are improvements in nearly all aspects under the hood.

The camera has a 1-inch image sensor with a resolution of 47.2 megapixels...

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Last updated: 31 March 2022 – 11:01

Softbank have announced the sixth device in the Simple Smartphone series – designed with elderly people in mind.

This Simple-Sumaho6 has a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 px. The display is 0.2 inches larger than that on the Simple-Sumaho5 but the resolution has been decreased significantly from 2160 x 1080 px....

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Last updated: 6 June 2022 – 10:40

Aquos wish is a new series of smartphone Sharp launched in the Winter 2021/2022 collection. It looks like the heir of the Aquos simple device. Certainly, it's a low-end smartphone that is positioned below the mid-range Aquos sense.

The Aquos wish has been announced by AU and by SoftBank. Docomo did not show...

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Last updated: 31 March 2022 – 09:11

Behold, the world's lightest smartphone, at 146 grams, the Aquos zero6!

The magnesium alloy inner frame, thin back panel, and thinner front glass, help the Aquos zero6 retain its leadership. Last year's Aquos zero5G was 182 grams, which was a significant increase from the 143 grams of the Aquos zero2 and the 146 grams of the first model of the...

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Last updated: 4 April 2022 – 10:56

Without any prior advertising, SoftBank have announced and released a new phone called LEITZ PHONE 1, on sale from 16 July 2021. But what is it?

This is an "we'll give you the same components, you make a different design" exercise played by Leica Camera's own design...

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Last updated: 4 April 2022 – 11:38

Sharp Japan announced their 2021 flagship on 17 May, with a slight delay. This long-awaited announcement did indeed manage to surprise.

While every other manufacturer is scrambling to put more and more camera sensors on their phones – and so had Sharp for their older flagships and current mid-range phones – this Aquos R6 comes with one sensor. But...

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Last updated: 28 February 2022 – 13:02

SoftBank's variant of the Aquos sense5G is now open for reservations under model name A004SH. It is slated for release on 10 February 2021.

Outwardly, the Aquos sense5G is nearly identical to the base model Aquos sense4 – the differences are all under the hood.

The Aquos sense5G comes with a 5.8-inch display with...

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Last updated: 2 October 2020 – 10:40

SoftBank are the second Japanese carrier to announce the Aquos zero5G basic in its line-up, with sales scheduled to begin on 9 October 2020 under the model name Aquos zero5G basic A002SH. It will be available in black and blue – but in the less powerful variant: 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, unlike the version launched by AU, which has 8 GB/128...

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Last updated: 18 August 2020 – 13:42

Softbank have announced the A001SH, which is the fifth device in the Simple Smartphone series – designed with elderly people in mind.

This Simple-Sumaho5 has a 5.5-inch IGZO display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 px. Sharp's Rich Color Technology Mobile ensures wide colour gamut and accurate colour-mapping for vivid and beautiful but also close to real...

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Last updated: 16 May 2022 – 10:00

SoftBank is the first Japanese carrier to officially announce availability of the Aquos R5G, which Sharp announced less than 3 weeks earlier (17th February 2020). The first Japanese 5G device will sell under model name 908SH.

The Aquos R5G is capable of 5G connectivity and 8K video recording.

The 5th Generation IGZO display has a diagonal...

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