Sharp Aquos Crystal is a Bezel-less 5" Smartphone

It has been a while since I heard anything from Sharp when it comes to their smartphone offering and I don't even recall the very last phone they released. But now they are back with a new Android Kitkat smartphone device featuring a very unique and very attractive design, a near bezel-less front panel design or edge-to-edge display. Sharp Aquos Crystal is introduced.

Aquos Crystal sports a 5" HD LCD Display, its 1280x720 pixel resolution is clear enough to compliment its massive 5-inch display but still 1080p is way much better for a display this size. Under the hood is a quite dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 1.5GB of RAM. For storage purposes users will get 8GB of space right out of the box and can use microSD card up to 128GB. The software is very updated with the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat running the device. 

On the back sits an 8MP camera which can record 1080p video format with 30 frames per second capability. It also has a Night Mode feature which enhances the lighting condition to produce a better photo in a low-light environment. Smile Mode is another camera feature found on this Aquos Crystal which auto-capture images when the sensor detects a smile. The back cover's design is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5's dimple texture covering.

For music listening activity, Sharp included Harman Kardon Audio technology to provide the best listening experience to its music lover users. This device will be available on Sprint Network in the US and then in Japan there is a different variant that was released called Aquos Crystal X which sports a bigger 5.5-inch display with 1080p ressolution, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor and a bigger 2,610mAh battery. The battery size in the Aquos Crystal is pegged at 2,040mAh.

Sharp Aquos Crystal Specs:

- 5" HD LCD Display
- 1280x720 resolution , 293ppi
- Adreno 305
- 1.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 Processor
- 1.5GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- Supports microSD card up to 128GB
- Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 1.2MP Front camera
- Harman Kardon Audio Technology
- WiFi,
- USB 2.0, microUSB
- White, Black, Pink and Blue
- 2040mAh Battery

The Aquos Crystal will be released in the US through Sprint and other carriers this week while the Aquos Crystal X will be exclusive to Japan. As of writing, there is no word if the device will make its way to other markets including the Philippines. 

Source: PCMag

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