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Sharp Aquos Crystal hits the US via Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile

Sharp Aquos Crystal Android smartphone with 5-inch frameless display
Sharp Aquos Crystal
This frameless Android smartphone was unveiled today in the US as expected, offering Harman Kardon audio and a rich set of additional features for a competitive price.
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Sprint today becomes the exclusive carrier of the Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone, together with its prepaid brands Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. According to the official press release, this is "a monumental step in the Sprint and SoftBank merger" but, although pricing has been announced already, the availability of the device on the US market "will be announced at a later date."

These are the detailed specs of the Aquos Crystal:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Memory/Storage: 1.5 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 5-inch frameless LCD touchscreen with 1,280X720 pixels and 294 ppi
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS with A-GPS, micro USB 2.0
  • Cameras: 1.2 MP front, 8 MP back    
  • Audio: Harman Kardon-enhanced (LiveStage and Clari-Fi) and HD voice technology
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Dimensions/Weight: 5.16X2.6X0.40 inches; 0.31 pounds
  • Battery: lithium-ion 2,040 mAh

While the handset's colors are black, pink, blue and white, Sprint only announced the availability of the white and black versions in the beginning.

Sharp Aquos Crystal has a MSRP of  $239.99 USD but can also be purchased as part of various plans, such as Sprint Easy Pay (24 monthly payments of $10 USD, but service plan required). We will get back to this attractive handset as soon as its exact availability is announced.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-19 (Update: 2014-08-20)