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Sharp Aquos SH930W will launch in Hong Kong as well as in Russia; device offers 5 inch, 1080p screen

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Sharp Aquos SH930W will launch in Hong Kong as well as in Russia; device offers 5 inch, 1080p screen
We've already told you all about the Sharp Aquos SH930W which is Sharp's entry in the 5 inch smartphone market. Not only has Sharp matched the HTC DROID DNA with a similar 5 inch, 1080p display protected by Gorilla Glass, but both phones have the same 441ppi pixel density. We've already passed along the word that the phone will be released in Russia, and on Friday Sharp added Hong Kong to the itinerary. In Hong Kong the phone will cost 4,488 HKD which is roughly $580 USD. In Russia, the Sharp Aquos SH930W will be priced at 21,990 Rubles ($713 USD).

The rest of the specs on the device include a somewhat disappointing dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (MSM8960?) under the hood. But Sharp rights itself with the inclusion of 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. An 8MP camera is on back while a 2MP shooter on front is just the thing for those self-portraits and video chats. A 2100mAh battery powers the handset and Android 4.1 will be installed out of the box. The unit is just 9.1mm thick. A couple of weeks ago, we showed you a comparison of the screen on the Sharp model vs. a couple of high-end models like the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Sharp has come up with its own charts comparing the Sharp Aquos SH930W with other models, again using the Samsung Galaxy S III, but this time adding the HTC One X+, the Samsung GALAXY Note II, and the LG Optimus Vu. While the phone isn't expected to come to the U.S., this could be an indication of where the market for Android phones is going in 2013. 5 inch screens with full HD resolution seem to be where the OEMs are heading. And to put the period on the statement, all indications are that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be in the 5 inch club as well.

source: ePrice via UnwiredView


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posted on 30 Nov 2012, 10:35 8

1. mike2959 (Posts: 279; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Why can't the manufacturers put together THE phone..
1.5 S4 pro Snapdragon or better
2g ram or better
5" 1080p & display slim bezel
2500 mah or better removable battery
32GB internal memory or better
Sd slot for another 64GB
Stereo speakers on back
LTE
Released on all carriers
Still waiting. C'mon guys.....

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 10:44 9

3. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


from rumors xperia odin had all the features u want :)

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:20

20. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


That sure is one SHARP display! :P
(C wat I did there?)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 11:00 3

6. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


except it will be released Q4 2013 looking at Sony's track record. come on Xperia v hasn't been released yet.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 11:07 2

8. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


may b sony change thier policy ;)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 11:37 3

10. adjou (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)


Ummm... No

Xperia V was said to release on November, thats only a month delay, secondly, Xperia V will be the first Sony handset with JB out of the box, don't know what you are moaning about.

Thirdly, Xperia Tablet was released one week after it was announced! ONE WEEK!

Delays are so that the company can perfect the handset they are about to release. If you don't like it, move on.

It's quite sad that people are complaining about a company who is trying to release a faultless device! :(

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 11:43

11. Commentator (Posts: 2495; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I don't see anyone moaning or complaining about anything. Criticizing a company for being consistently late to the party is different from complaining and whining.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 11:46 1

12. adjou (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)


sorry for the word mix up, you know what i meant. Thumbs up for the correction

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 11:35

9. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


because your demands are willfully obtuse maybe...?
the FIRST phone with a 1080p screen JUST came out, ditto the S4 pro and now you want them both like they've been available for a year.
Stereo speakers? Those are NOT easy to fit in a phone, which is why it almost never happens.
Annnnd you want 23gb built in with an SD card slot? ROFL.
I mean seriously. Perhaps the pace at which smartphones advance has spoiled you, but at least attempt to maintain realistic expectations will you?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 12:49

15. mike2959 (Posts: 279; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Look just asking for everything that's currently out rolled into 1 phone. I did forget NFC. Stereo speakers I think came out on my LG 6000 flip phone 6 or 7 years ago. Memory certainly no issue but carriers are wanting us to use cloud store to drive data revenue. So really the S4 pro and a 1080p are the only newer features. Relax man.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:21

16. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


"just asking for everything that's currently out"
You make it sound so simple but the reality is you're asking for everything that's currently out -in very specific and differing devices-.

You may as well ask for a woman with the strength of the Zhou Lulu, who can cook like Cat Cora, and has Oprah's wealth...it just ain't gonna happen anytime soon for various reasons. Sure it could happen soon, just like you or I could've won the powerball the other night...

I was and remain plenty relaxed, just telling telling you how silly it is to expect more than a few of those to end up on one phone. I mean damn, at least give the 1080p displays and S4 pro chips some time for production to ramp up but you start to sound dissapointed at how common they aren't...

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 14:33 2

18. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Jesus man he was just laying out what his dream phone would be like, no need to jump on him like he insulted you. Relax

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 12:05

14. lallolu (Posts: 250; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Samsung will definitely do that with the next galaxy iteration.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 14:19 1

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The Galaxy S4 will more than likely be the first phone that will meet or beat everything you have listed there. The Exynos 5 it will probably contain will best the Snapdragon Pro & no manufacturer other than Samsung has managed to get their flagships on all the major U.S. carriers.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 10:38

2. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Love this phone !

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 10:50

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


Looks very nice, but dual core Krait may not be enough.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 10:55

5. ryq24 (Posts: 535; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


does it have NFC? where is the full specs?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 11:02 3

7. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


specs are good but give us great software experience.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 12:02 1

13. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


So apple will not source screens from sharp after 2-3 years if sharp becomes successful in smartphonearena ?

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 00:32

19. Dynamac (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


Love the biased spec comparison charts. It conveniently omits comparing the chipset which is way behind the current crop and shows SGSIII as 4.0 when Samsung has 4.1 has been released around the world for months. The marketing for this lends very little to the credibility of the company.

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