"Foxconn insider" reportedly posts camera samples from the Sharp Aquos S2

In China, a Weibo account belonging to Luo Zhongsheng, a senior vice president of Foxconn Technology Group, reveals photographs that allegedly came from the soon to be unveiled Sharp Aquos S2. More on that in a second. Images of the handset itself show a stunning edge-to-edge screen that resemble some of the renders that have been leaked for the Apple iPhone 8. Two to three different variants of the S2 are expected.

Model number FS8016, rumored to be priced at the USD equivalent of $519, will carry a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 2048 resolution. Powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM is inside along with 128GB of expandable native storage. A dual-camera setup (12MP + 8MP) will be found on back. The FS8010, expected to be sold at the USD exchange rate of $401, is equipped with the same specs, but uses a Snapdragon 330 SoC under the hood. With these new units, Sharp seemingly was able to do something that has so far eluded both Samsung and Apple; the company says that it has embedded its fingerprint scanner under the front display.

A third model has recently surfaced. This is the flagship model of the Sharp Aquos S2 series that allegedly offers a 5.5-inch display with a 2160 x 3840 resolution (UHD). We assume that an appropriately high powered chipset will be used on this phone, which is expected to be introduced this Tuesday, August 8th. None of the three handsets is due to make it through to Western shores.

Now let's return to the Weibo page containing photos said to be snapped by one of the Sharp Aquos S2 models. If we didn't tell you about the dual-camera setup, it might be obvious to you when you view the photo of the two employees wearing Sharp patches on their shirts. The "bokeh" effect is quite pronounced on the foreground of the picture, with the blur on the patch itself. The patch on the employee standing in back of her can be read perfectly. Another picture shows some kids looking down at the camera while making a star effect with their fingers. Note how the faces are blurred while the sky above is in focus.

It seems that Sharp has touched all the bases with the Aquos S2, and we are looking forward to hearing more about the different variants of the phone starting early next week. Check out all of the images by clicking on the slideshow below!


via MyDrivers (translated)

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35 Comments

3. slow00

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

You are wrong supah..according to Victor H this looks like the iphone 8...:)

6. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Did Bankz, I mean Victor H really say that??

31. xeroxchap

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

Yup.. he did.... Victor H. is really petty !

32. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well... It would be funny if this phone was thought to be the iPhone 8....since it is being produced at Foxconn...

4. fyah_king unregistered

Apple is so innovative. All these companies are copying their bezeless design.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This is out before iPhone, so guess who is doing the copying, APPLE

21. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The design of the iPhone has been leaked months ago. Also, This looks like the back of the iPhone 7 plus with the camera position. They are copying apple big time here. That's most of these Chinese companies do anyways. They are shameless.

33. user890

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 07, 2017

Sharp is Japanese and this device will be only available in Japan. Also Sharp was the first to come with a bezelless phone in 2014 (Sharp Aquos Crystal) further i agree you with about that stupid/silly camera design they copied from Apple that only thing is what i can call shameless.

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Every year the leaks and concept art of an iPhone is still prettier than the actual iPhone which looks mostly the same with minor tweaks. No worry Apple fan you will still buy the phone regardless of how it looks. Has been and always will be.

29. user890

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 07, 2017

he said that with heavy sarcasm LOL

30. span555

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 07, 2017

Apple Fan.... Ha ha Ha :P

35. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

In August 2014, Sharp launch the Aquos Crystal series; http://www.gsmarena.com/sharp_aquos_crystal_and_crystal_x_go_live_in_japan-news-9387.php In September 2014, Apple announces the iPhone 6 and 6 plus; https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2014/09/09Apple-Announces-iPhone-6-iPhone-6-Plus-The-Biggest-Advancements-in-iPhone-History/ This is the timeline, so fyah_king do you like the truth or your alternative facts?

5. NoAllegiance unregistered

Is Snapdragon 330 an actual chipset? Or is PA posting incorrect info?

11. airoid

Posts: 128; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

Probably mistaken for SD 430, but there is actual SD 330 GPU a few year backs for 800 series.

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You mean the Adreno 330 GPU But Snapdragon refers to the SoC. SD330 doesn't exist, AFAIK.

9. airoid

Posts: 128; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

Bezelless display, under-screen fs. PA, iVerge, Bgr will call it the most stunning, revolutionary, innovative phone in the modern world unless the logo is swap with fruit logo hahah.

13. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Bankz will be very happy that this phone and the note 8 copied the iPhone 8 fingerprint sensor embedded on the screen.

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sharp!! What is this? Chocolate company? Please let me know.

24. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

"Sharp!! What is this? Chocolate company? Please let me know." Translation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r-wTQb2SDQ

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

cnour is just in denial. Never mind.

26. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

im glad they fixed the camera. that camera on the original reminded me of 2003

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