Sharp is leading the way at the moment with bezel-less smartphones (the Galaxy S6 Edge may admittedly have something to say about that), and the company's new device continues that trend. Named the Aquos ZETA SH-03G, the new handset shows off the same kind of screen to body ratio we have seen on other Aquos devices.
Interestingly, because of that razor bezel, the device is smaller than a Galaxy S6 but features a much larger 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD screen. Sharp knows a thing or two about screens, so the company uses its own IGZO technology which is ideal for power saving because the refresh rate is low when still images are displayed. That means the rather ample anyway 3000 mAh battery should be a good performer.
In terms of other specs, the ZETA SH-03G (which hardly slips off the tongue) comes with Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 810, which brings 64-bit processing but has also been controversial because of overheating issues. Hopefully Sharp has managed to curtail those fears with the 810 as the chip is of course a very quick piece of silicon.
Elsewhere there is 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage built in, a 13 megapixel (OIS) snapper on the rear that Sharp seems very happy with. It comes with the latest imaging tech, such as wide f/1.9 aperture, a GR certified lens by Ricoh, and what Sharp claims sets records for slow motion video capture. It performs 480p at 210fps and interpolated to 2100fps, making it capable of slowing down to 30fps footage 70 times.
Sharp had really pushed out the high end specs, with the Aquos device coming with DTS Dolby surround, a finger print scanner on the rear, and a metal construction.
On top of that the handset ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and Sharp?s touch on the OS is very light, while the device is also waterproof. The handset will launch in Japan, although no prices have been offered yet. We sure hope that Sharp will launch this outside of its home country.
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