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Sharp Aquos Crystal to hit the US soon

Sharp Aquos Crystal Android smartphone launches on Sprint US tomorrow
Sharp Aquos Crystal
Sprint will bring this new Japanese handset on the US market and the official announcement is expected to be made tomorrow during an event with the headline "Take the EDGE off with Sprint."

Sharp does not have any smartphone selling on the US market right now, but things are going to change soon. Sprint will announce tomorrow the introduction of the Aquos Crystal, a handset made by Sharp and part of Softbank's winter lineup. Japanese carrier Softbank is the owner of Sprint in the US, so introducing this device on the local market is a logical move.

Sharp Aquos Crystal has a frameless design that still has an area at the bottom that accommodates both the front facing camera and the microphone. These are its main specs:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Memory/Storage: 1.5 GB RAM; 8 GB storage
  • Display: 5-inch HD LCD
  • Audio: Harman Kardon-enhanced
  • Battery: 2,040 mAh
  • Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Thickness/Weight: 0.39 inches; 0.31 pounds

Date of launch in the US, price and additional features should be revealed tomorrow during the press event to be held by Sprint. According to Softbank's own press release, the handset will be available in Japan starting on August 29, while a more powerful version, dubbed Aquos Crystal X, is expected to arrive in December. 


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-18 (Update: 2021-05-18)