Though not a prominent smartphone manufacturer, Sharp had been exorbitantly active in the competition of making bezel-less gadgets. On that note, the company released the Aquos Crystal 2 about two years ago. Now, reiterating the bezel-less affair, Sharp has announced a new smartphone, Aquos S2 at Beijing, China yesterday.
Now, there are two main highlights, we should address chiefly. One is obviously its bezel-less display screen. It is a 5.5-inches IPS LCD display that delivers 1080 x 2040 pixels resolution; which is truly void of bezels on all sides except the bottom, where the home button is placed. There is a small cutout at the top, right in the middle for the selfie shooter, which completely disturbs the full-screen concept.
The other highlight is, one of the chipset it features, the Snapdragon 630 SoC that is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB native storage. It is the first phone to carry the new chipset that is made out of the Qualcomm’s well-known 14nm process; and features four 2.2 GHz and four 1.8 GHz, in a total of 8 Cortex-A53 cores. Further, the SD630 is capable of supporting USB-C 3.1, Quick Charge 4 and Bluetooth 5.
Moreover, there is one more version of the Sharp Aquos S2 that features Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Moving to the imaging department, the phone is offered a vertically arranged primary camera that comprises a 12 MP and an 8 MP sensors; and 8 MP secondary camera. On the software front, the device runs Android Nougat OS.
Talking about the pricing details, the SD630 variant costs CNY 2,499 ($370 approx) and the SD660 variant costs CNY 2,799 ($420 approx). Though the phone is released in China initially, we can expect a global rollout possibly in a week.