On March 21, one of the leading Japanese tech leaders launched the Sharp AQUOS S3 mini and made it available for pre-order at Jingdong. This process has been done so quietly that many even didn’t notice there is a new Sharp smartphone. But the truth is this handset can be considered as one of the most attractive mid-range devices available in the market at a quite affordable price tag of 1599 yuan ($254). Well, no matter whether you have been aware of this or not, the fact is the AQUOS S3 mini will go on sale tomorrow, on March 30 at 10:00.
The regular variant of this handset will make its way starting April 1. The first market is it going to start selling is set to be Taiwan. As you see, Sharp focuses on non-top markets. And maybe this is a logical approach if taking into account what a situation the company is currently.
Well, the Sharp AQUOS S3 mini is a very attractive device in all terms. Say, it uses a glass material for the body and comes in a few color options such as black stone, aurora blue, and firefly gold. In terms of hardware, it is packed with a 5.5-inch full-screen that comes with a resolution of 2040 × 1080 and an unusual aspect ratio of 17:9. The screen occupies 87.5% of the front panel. Under the hood, the phone carries a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and 3020mAh battery.
This handset is also quite powerful when it comes to photographing. There is a 20MP on the back that incorporates the AI intelligent learning algorithm, which can create multiple layers of portraits and scenery allowing the blurred background to be more detailed and natural. Plus, it sports a 16MP front camera with a large aperture of f/2.0, PDAF phase focus and beauty support.