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Another iPhone X wannabe: Sharp Aquos S3 leaks online

Sharp Aquos S3 notch closeup (Source: Slashleaks)
Sharp Aquos S3 notch closeup (Source: Slashleaks)
The Sharp Aquos S3 might look a bit too much like the iPhone X, but its specs are rumored to be far away from the flagship zone. The highlights include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 or 660 processor, at least 4 GB RAM/64 GB internal storage, and Android Nougat.

When Apple designed the iPhone X, they added the notch at the top of the display for practical reasons (to accommodate a series of sensors). However, the horde of Chinese copycats that followed had no reason to do that. Sadly, it seems that everyone is falling for the "display notch virus," because the screen of the Huawei P20 Lite looks just like that of the iPhone X. Now, we see that the display of the upcoming Sharp Aquos S3 sports a notch as well!

The successor of last year's Sharp Aquos S2 already surfaced on TENAA with a 5.99-inch display that uses the now ubiquitous 18:9 aspect ratio and has a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. A rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is clearly visible in the shots that have just surfaced online, not far from the vertical dual camera setup.

The list of this handset's rumored specs also includes a mid-range Qualcomm processor (the Snapdragon 630 or the Snapdragon 660), 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage configurations, a 3,100 mAh battery, all with Android Nougat on top (at least an Oreo update should be in the cards, but we can only hope that the phone will launch with Android 8 in the end).

Back in September 2017, Sharp officials confirmed that the company will be present at MWC 2018, so we should get ready to see the Aquos S3 unveiled in Barcelona at the end of this month. Even more, it looks like a Mini variant might arrive alongside the regular Sharp Aquos S3 as well. Let's hope that at least that one does not look like a mini-iPhone X with a mini-notch on the display.

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Sharp Aquos S3 front (Source: Slashleaks)
Sharp Aquos S3 front (Source: Slashleaks)
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Sharp Aquos S3 back (Source: Slashleaks)

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02- 9 (Update: 2018-02- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.