Sharp, a Japanese manufacturer, is preparing a new Android smartphone with a bezel-less ideology
This same manufacturer was the pioneer of the entire bezel-less ideology. Even before the original MIX Mi already existed a Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 and obviously an original Crystal device introduced in August 2014. More recently we had an indication that the brand would launch two devices similar to the Essential Phone. However, we also saw the official presentation of Aquos 2 in August 2017.
All this to illustrate the manufacturer’s already vast history as regards low-margin smartphones. Now, after the equipment has already been seen/suggested several times by different sources, everything seems to be coming soon.
Only a few photos of the smartphone itself were missing. Fortunately, from China we get the photographs you can see below. This same smartphone has already received approval from various government agencies such as TENAA, the Chinese regulatory and certification body for mobile devices.
Sharp Aquos S3 will be quite similar to Apple iPhone X
The smartphone appears to be complete, functional and the omission of its logo on the back indicates that it is a prototype. The lines of the iPhone X of Apple are well notorious without good that we have here some adaptations. The presence of the fingerprint reader / biometric sensor is the main change.
The teachings of the Apple iPhone X are well-known. In the front, we have the notch or monocle where on the iPhone X are the sensors used by FaceID and the front camera. Already in the Sharp Aquos S3, we can see the presence of the frontal camera but we do not know if it will have some type of facial unlocking. The screen, in turn, fills the vast majority of the front panel just like the Apple device.
Sharp Aquos S3 is inspired by Apple iPhone X
Note also that the Sharp Aquos S3 has a small bezel or bottom margin, nothing too big or cumbersome. It is reported that the smartphone will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor inside. It will also have 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 / 128GB of internal storage depending on the variant. Your operating system will be Android Oreo 8.0.On the back, just like Apple’s iPhone we have a dual camera with vertical alignment, complemented with an LED flash. We still have something that the iPhone does not have, the fingerprint reader / biometric sensor. Something very useful in the day to day to unlock the smartphone.
Your screen will be 5.99 inches diagonal in 18: 9 aspect ratio. It will use an LCD panel with a resolution of 2,160 × 1,080, so Full-HD +. We will have a rear camera, double of 12 and 13MP. Already in the front we will have a camera of 16MP for the selfies. The smartphone should be presented with a 3100mAh battery.
It will arrive in the MWC 2018 and can reach the European markets later, between April and June.