Sharp AQUOS Crystal X is another smartphone with edgeless display (and better specs than Sprint's AQUOS Crystal)

Sharp AQUOS Crystal X is another smartphone with edgeless display (and better specs than Sprint's AQUOS Crystal)
Earlier this year, Sharp surprised us by launching its AQUOS Crystal in the US via Sprint and Boost Mobile. With its 5-inch edgeless display, the Crystal is the type of handset that you usually find only in Japan, thus it was easy for it to attract a lot of interest from customers in America.

Now, Sharp is launching an upgraded version of the AQUOS Crystal. Called AQUOS Crystal X, the smartphone was, in fact, announced by the company at about the same time with the AQUOS Crystal, but it's only now that it's being released: customers in Japan will be able to pre-order it starting tomorrow, December 13, through SoftBank.

While Sprint’s AQUOS Crystal is a mid-range device, the AQUOS Crystal X can be considered a high-end one. It features a 5.5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels, VoLTE, Harman Kardon sound, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and a 2610 mAh battery. On the back, the handset has a 13 MP camera with LED flash, while on the front we can see a 1.2 MP camera.

Since it measures 139 x 73 x 11 mm, the AQUOS Crystal X is definitely more compact than most (if not all) of the other 5.5-inch smartphones out there. For comparison, LG’s G3 measures 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm.

The AQUOS Crystal X runs Android KitKat, and will be available (for a price that hasn't been announced) in three color versions: black, white, and pink/red. Sharp didn’t say if it’s planning to release the new handset in the US, but rest assured that we’ll let you know if we hear anything about this. Until then, check out the Crystal X below:


sources: SoftBank, Press release (in Japanese)

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