Sharp AQUOS Xx phablet announced
The Sharp AQUOS Xx features a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080) Full HD S-CG LCD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor along with Adreno 430 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box. Due to bezel-less design on the top, the front-facing cameras along with couple of sensors are placed below the display and the earpiece speaker has been replaced with bone conducting technology, much like its predecessor, AQUOS Crystal X. However, Sharp has decided to drop the Crystal branding on this flagship device.
It is equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and CMOS sensor. On the front, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The bezel-less phablet is 8.7 mm thick.
On the connectivity front, the Sharp AQUOS Xx has 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. It packs in a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood.
This is an unexpected device with appealing specs!
I’ve seen the first AQUOS Crystal phone in the wild at least once. It’s sold at Best Buy (and probably other places) as an unlocked device mainly for prepaid phone services. I had no interest in it once I saw how small the screen is — a mere five inches.
Now this new Xx model is coming with a 5.7-inch screen. That’s more my size.
And as an additional plus, it will come in red:
Yeah, I have no clue why the idea of having a red phone appeals to me …
… I just have no clue at all.
Same-day update: I found a YouTube video. Screensnap from it: