Sharp Aquos S2 leak alleges bezel-less 4K panel, and in-display finger scanner


Sharp may soon be announcing a few "bezel-less" handsets of its own, judging from two sketchy renders that appeared not long ago, and now another purported leak is making its way over at the Chinese blogosphere, which is not exactly known for credibility. Still, Sharp has been a pioneer of the whole " bezel-less" trend, having phones with very high screen-to-body ratio before it was cool, so it's not hard to fathom that the Japanese could simply capitalize on their already significant experience in the realm of all-screen phones.

The eventual new Sharp phones are codenamed FS8016 and FS8010, and are both said to feature 5.5-inch 1080 x 2048 displays, duo cameras (12MP + 8MP), and up to 6 GB of RAM, with the difference being chipsets - the FS8016 is reportedly powered by Snapdragon 660, while the FS8010 has a basic Snapdragon 330 under the hood. So far so good, but today another Sharp phone leaked out of Weibo, and this one is pretty bonkers.

Dubbed Sharp Aquos S2 (105 Limited Edition), whatever that denotes, it is said to sport dual camera setup as well, but instead of having a 1080p display, the leakster claims that it will land with a 4K panel of size undisclosed. Not only that, but the render and the accompanying info suggest that it will have in-display finger scanner, something that Samsung didn't manage to muster for the S8, and Apple is reportedly having trouble employing on a mass scale. Now, Sharp may have ironed out the kinks, plus it usually sells its wares only in Japan, so it doesn't have to scale the embedded scanning tech for millions of units, but we'll still believe there is an in-display reader when we see it announced. 

As for the 4K display, it's not entirely out of whack, since Sharp announced a 5.5" panel with 2160 x 3840 pixels Ultra-HD (4K) resolution way back in 2015. It was supposed to enter mass production last year, but Sharp's financial troubles, and the subsequent acquisition by Foxconn might have delayed that. The 5.5" screen uses Sharp's power-frugal IGZO technology, so battery life should be decent, if this thing, along with the other two Sharp leaks, materialize as rumored. If the panel is indeed 4K, though, the S2 should have the processing power to match, so it will likely be a flagship, rather than a midranger like the eventual FS8016 and FS8010.

source: Droidholic

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19 Comments

1. royaldragonss

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Cool! Didn't know the Snapdragon 330 was out.

5. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I think he meant to type 430. There's no 330.

14. nk950357

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 13, 2017

I think is 630,430's level is top low for this phone. 3 and 6 is very near on the number pad

2. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

This looks better than the alleged iGalaxyPhone 8

8. Wulfgardr

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Nope lol

3. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome.wish they will release outside japan.

6. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It is possible to buy any unlocked Japanese smart phone, from kyoex. :)

4. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Earpiece interrupting the display isn't ideal.

7. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

In order to have real bezel-less screen the physical sensors need to be relocated to where they are hidden. One solution would be and would blend well is to have dual speakers holes in the front of the screen and to put the sensors inside the cuts that way they won't pop up. I personally like the Samsung approach with the S8 infinity design the ideal goal would be to make the top and bottom bezels as small as possible.

9. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I like this! I hope it will be not too expensive.

11. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

You also have to hope to live in Japan

19. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I can buy any Japanese phone from kyoex. I wonder why people are so ignorant about this. There is a problem though. You have to wait a few months until the phone will be unlocked(unless you can unlock it yourself). The other problem is the high price. Even a 1 years old Sharp has a 700+ US Dollar price.

10. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Essential Phone by Andy Rubin?

12. gigicoaste

Posts: 449; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

not at all!! the size of the earphone is smaller. Why not you said vice versa since Sharp is the one with inovation here? Sharp came with so called bezelless design and whole market has changed! Once again, Sharp is ahead and comes up with the best possible screen body ratio.

13. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Here's how you do under-display FP scanners, Apple.

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No one did it yet.

15. DFranch

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Screen to body ratio 98%. Nice!!!

16. ahmadkun

Posts: 574; Member since: May 02, 2016

I'm really feeling sad about apple designers , every body steal from 'em

18. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Dont know if you are dub or arrogant, as Sharp started the "bezel less" trend in the first place.

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