It's official! Water resistant Sharp AQUOS Crystal 2 is here with its bezel-less display

Yesterday, we told you how the Sharp AQUOS Crystal 2 had made an appearance in Japan on a teaser for SoftBank's Summer line-up. Today, we can tell you that the phone has been officially unveiled by Sharp. It replaces the Sharp AQUOS Crystal, a bezel-less handset offered by Sprint and Boost Mobile.

The Sharp AQUOS Crystal 2 keeps the bezel-less look for the display, which now measures in at 5.2-inches. A Snapdragon 400 SoC drives the phone, which contains a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 306 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of non-expandable native storage. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP, respectively. A 2030 battery fuels the phone. The device offers 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC connectivity.

The Sharp AQUOS Crystal 2 will be available in white, black, pink and turquoise some time at the end of July, in Japan. The unit will once again be water and dust resistant. It measures 11mm thick and weighs 154 grams. Because of the bezel-less display, the front-facing camera is located below the screen, and the earphone speaker is replaced with the same bone conducing technology used on the OG version of the phone.

Pricing and availability are unknown at this time. It also isn't clear whether Sprint and Boost Mobile will be offering the new model as a replacement to the OG version of the phone.

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source: TheTecholic

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18 Comments

1. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Bezel-less and waterproof are great. But how thick is it? How good is the audio output? Hopefully this will get a global release, or at least it's better equipped larger brother

6. QWERTYslider unregistered

I'll give ya $49.....outright.

10. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Would like to see this design in a flagship with top of the line hardware....

2. BobLawblaw unregistered

Specs are fairly s**te..

3. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Those specs define a waste of beauty. Hopefully we'll get a more up to market standards version.

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

What's wrong with making a low end phone look good?

4. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Sh*t specs , 11mm thick , 4g with 2030 mah ? Biggest fail ever

5. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

That bone conduction received such poor reviews, I'm surprised they kept it

14. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

I have used the Sprint Kyocera Torque with the same bone conduction technology and it sounded fine. Our employer ordered a bunch of these to replace our old Nextel Direct Connect phones.

18. max1c

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

By who? I own the phone and it sounds perfectly fine.

7. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Those specs are definitely good enough if you don't play a lot of games on your phone, but they're still outdated.

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This thing would cost $129.99 on Cricket or MetroPCS before dropping to $79.99 in 60 days.

9. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

cool phone. it shouldn't be a penny over $349 with those specs though.

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It won't, the original one only costed like $250 full SRP when it came out on Sprint and I think it was like 129.99 on Boost, and now you can get the original for about half the original price on sprint. I'm surprised Sprint is car

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

LOL, didn't finish my thoughts. I meant half the original sprint price, not the boost, and also suprirsed Sprint is carrying the sequel since it went through such significant discounts not long after releasing, like a few months.

11. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The spec itself already big fail.

12. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

No beezles but man that bottom beezle is massive in compromise.

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Looks like they never learned from the mistake of having the bezel at the bottom instead of the top of the phone. Good luck not obscuring the camera while doing a selfie!

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