News by admin on Wednesday May 20, 2015.
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Sharp released an Aquos ZETA smartphone and tablet last week and the pair pretty much wowed us with their high end specs and premium designs. The Japanese company is on a bit of a hardware roll right now and joining the ZETA models is the new AQUOS Crystal 2, a sequel to the original Crystal that blew us away last year with its bezel-less design.You may remember the original AQUOS Crystal was available in two models, a high end flagship baiting Japanese exclusive and a more modest mid-range effort that was available on Sprint and Boost Mobile in the United States. The new AQUOS Crystal 2 follows the latter with mid-range specs, although we suspect a high end variant will be announced in due course. The new handset keeps virtually the same design as last year's model, which is hardly a bad thing considering how standout the first Crystal was with its screen to edge design. The screen is now 5.2-inch, while other specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (sadly no micro SD slot), a 2030mAh juicer, LTE connectivity, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2 megapixel front facer, and NFC connectivity. At the moment the device is only being teased on SoftBank's Summer smartphone portfolio and has not been officially unleashed by Sharp yet. The AQUOS Crystal 2 will be available in while, pink, black, and turquoise and will land in Japan at the end of July. The price is unknown, while it is unclear whether the handset will make it to other regions.