Sharp's first phones for the year: an incredibly compact Aquos mini, and a stylish flip K
First in line is the Aquos mini SHV31, which features, you guessed it, the company's EDGEST design paradigm, meaning that the top bezel is incredibly narrow, bestowing a superior screen-to-body ratio to an already rather compact handset. The mini Aquos edition sports a 4.5" 1080p display, returning the rather generous 487ppi pixel density, a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset, and 13 MP camera on the back. Sharp's newest IGZO display tech edition is what will return two to three days of operation on a single charge of the 2120 mAh battery, and the munchkin is waterproof, too.
The second handset is... a flip phone. That's right, in the era of big-screen smartphones, Sharp decided to out a refreshingly nostalgic Aquos K, which looks very slim and stylish, has a powerful 13 MP camera on the back, capable of 1080p video, high pixel density, and a sensing trackpad for navigation of the interface that is skinned a lot like Android, with a full-featured browser, and Google's search field on the home page. Any takers?