Actually, we can’t understand the strategy and philosophy Sharp is following to. Earlier, it has scheduled the next-gen Sharp Aquos S3 to come in January. Then the launch date was moved to March 28 and it should happen in Vietnam. Today, on March 26, the phone was formally publicized in Taiwan.
As ePrice (a Taiwanese local media) posted, the Sharp Aquos S3 uses a special-shaped cutting screen like the iPhone X. On the back, it uses a glass body with a vertically placed dual-camera, a dual-color temperature flashlight, and a fingerprint scanner.
In terms of appearance, the Sharp Aquos S3 has what to boast of. First, this is the world’s smallest 6-inch screen handset (148.2×74.2mm). This display uses a full-screen technology with an aspect ratio of 18:9, a resolution of 1080p, 0.8mm borders on both sides, a COF (Chip-On-Film) technology, and many more. In comparison to the previous model, this one comes with an increased screen ratio of 91%. The Aquos S2 came with an 87.5% screen ratio.
Under the hood, the phone is packed with a Snapdragon 630 chip, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB of ROM. It is great even in terms of connectivity – NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, VoLTE, and VoWiFi. The rest of features include a 16MP front camera supporting AI beauty and face unlock, 12+13MP dual-camera on the back with an aperture of f/1.75 and 1.7 μm pixel size and supporting 2x zoom. The battery is 3200mAh and it uses a USB Type-C for faster charging and data transfer. The Sharp Aquos S3 runs on Smile UX based on Android 8.0.
The phone will become available for purchase on April 1 at a price tag of NT$11990 ($412).