Sharp AQUOS Crystal (with its edgeless display) available now at Sprint and Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile’s AQUOS Crystal comes in white, costs $149.99 off-contract, and, starting today, it can be found in Boost retails stores, as well as at Best Buy. Also starting today, you can get the smartphone (in black) through Sprint Prepaid for the same price. If you want to buy the device on contract, Sprint will offer it to “well-qualified buyers” from October 17, for $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $10.
The AQUOS Crystal is reminiscent of other Sharp handsets that are available only in Japan, and sports a 5-inch 720p IGZO display with almost no bezels on the top and sides. This allows it to be smaller than any other 5-inch smartphone in the US.
The new Sharp smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat, further featuring: LTE, an 8 MP rear camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2040 mAh battery. As you can see, this is not a high-end device, but it seems to be an excellent option, considering its price. You can find out more about the smartphone by checking out our AQUOS Crystal hands-on.
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