SoftBank's Summer line-up includes Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 and high-end Sharp Aquos Xx

SoftBank's Summer line-up includes Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 and high-end Sharp Aquos Xx
Japanese carrier SoftBank announced its Summer line-up. Among the devices listed are a pair of Sharp branded handsets that you might find interesting. The first is the sequel to the "bezel-less" Sharp Aquos Crystal. You might recall that the latter handset did make it to one of the major stateside carriers last year and was available from Sprint.

The Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 will get a small bump in screen-size to 5.2-inches from the OG's 5-inch glass. Instead of the 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage found on last year's model, the Aquos Crystal 2 features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. A 2.1MP front-facing camera replaces the 1.2MP snapper found on the original version. Other specs are apparently unknown at this time, including the chipset being used instead of last year's Snapdragon 400 SoC. Like the original, the Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 is waterproof and has a "bezel-less" display.

The Sharp Aquos Xx is the line's flagship model and will come with a 5.7-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 3GB of RAM is inside with 32GB of native storage. Under the hood is the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 SoC featuring an octa-core CPU with the Adreno 430 GPU. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.0 is pre-installed. Japanese personal assistant Emopa is also installed on the device. The 13.1MP rear-facing camera allows you to record in super slow-motion. The model is also waterproof.

Unfortunately, we don't have any clue about pricing when it comes to these two models, or when they will be made available. We also don't know whether they will be headed to the U.S. later this year. Stay tuned.

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