Sharp Aquos S2 is certified in China; device could be unveiled later today

Sharp Aquos S2 is certified in China; device could be unveiled later today
Sometime today, we expect Sharp to officially introduce its new flagship model, the Sharp Aquos S2. The handset is equipped with a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge display carrying a 1080 x 2048 resolution, which means this is not the premium model with the 4k screen that we were looking forward to seeing this week. Instead, this is most likely model number FS8016, which is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC. We expect the chipset to carry an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU.

Apparently, there will be different versions of the phone. One will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, while another model should include 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of native storage. On back there will be a dual-camera setup with a 12MP sensor and an 8MP wide angle shooter. An 8MP front-facing camera handles selfies. After looking at the conversion rate, this version of the Aquos S2 could end up priced at the equivalent of $519.

A lower-end model of the same phone, the FS8010, is powered by the Snapdragon 330 SoC but otherwise carries the same specs. The price for this model will be equivalent to $401 USD. Sharp has apparently been able to do something that Apple and Samsung tried to accomplish, but failed. Early reports indicate that Sharp will be able to embed its fingerprint sensor under the front screen. A 2930mAh battery keeps the lights on.

As we said, at least one version of the Sharp Aquos S2 should be officially unveiled this afternoon by the manufacturer. Keep checking in throughout the day for the latest news about this device.


via iGeekphone

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5 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

Bring this to the U.S, please!! I want that canary yellow one.

2. iDroidPhony

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

Front is very good. If the phone is rectangular, not curved but with chamfered sides ala-iphone4/5/s, then this phone is perfect (in terms of looks, of course).

3. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

so speakers will be the only option when it comes to calling.. im not a fan of the functions. But the looks are gorgeous

4. qwertsun

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

As a Japnese AQUOS phone user, I am disappointed with models that are released under the Chinese/Taiwan's helm. Renders are always the bane of expectations, and shall look forward to other AQUOS models released under DoCoMo/SoftBank/KDDI. Go to sharpmobile.com.cn/index and have a better look.

5. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

False alarm. This is not bezel-less at all. It has a huge lower bezel. Even bigger than the Essential phone.

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