The last phone I remember from Sharp was their “smartphone” version of the popular Sidekick. They have announced the Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone for Sprint
Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone Specs:
Display: 5 inch Full HD LCD (1280 x 720 resolution)
Cameras: 8 Megapixel rear-facing camera / 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor/ 1.5 GB RAM
Memory: 8 GB Internal Memory with MicroSD expansion slot (up to 128 GB )
Battery: 2,040 mAh battery
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.0 / Wi-Fi /
OS: Android KitKat 4.4.2
Features: Harman Kardon LiveStage
The phone has barely any bezels. Pretty impressive. But the specs are that of a mid-range phone. It has great tech for music listening (Harman/ Kardon Livestage and Clari-Fi technology.).
Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone Features from the official press release:
- Advanced camera and photo features. 8MP rear camera with flash (3261×2448 photo resolution; 1080P@30FPS video resolution) and 1.2MP front camera (1280×960 photo resolution; 720P@30FPS video resolution).
- Night Catch: brightens both subject and background to capture tricky nighttime shots
- Sequential Shots: catches rapid movements by using one simple button hold
- Framing Advisor: improves photos by doing the thinking for you. Eye line adjustment, grid guidelines and modes for capturing food, people and nature make it easier to achieve a balanced and dynamic photo, just like a pro
- Clip Now. Exclusively developed to enhance share-ability, Clip Now takes screenshots with one swipe and saves them with an embedded URL to share easily with family and friends
- Crystal clear sound. Direct Wave Receiver uses the entire panel surface of the phone to create sound. HD Voice virtually eliminates background noise, and WiFi calling allows users to use voice and messaging services over Wi-Fi networks
- OfficeSuite. Easily edit any Microsoft® Word, Excel or PowerPoint document directly from your phone, whenever, wherever
- Speaktoit Assistant. Speak to the Assistant in natural language to get answers to questions, open apps, check the web, news and weather, set up proactive schedule reminders, get map directions, place calls, send texts, send emails, post to social media, and much more
- Google Mobile™ services. Easily access Google Play, Search, Maps, Navigation, Talk, Calendar, Google+, Gmail and YouTube, all from your AQUOS Crystal Phone
Pricing and Availability
We’ll let you know when it will be available for purchase from Sprint, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. For now here’s the pricing:
Sprint will offer AQUOS Crystal in two color options (black or white). With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase AQUOS Crystal with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $101 (service plan is required). Customers can visit www.sprint.com/sharp for more information.
- Sharp AQUOS Crystal will be available in black at www.virginmobileusa.com and in white at www.BoostMobile.com, both for $149.99 (plus tax).