11 November 2019
Sharp has announced a new smartphone called the S7 which runs Android One, a near-stock version of the Android operating system. The USP of the phone is its battery life which according to the company lasts for up to 1 week.
The Sharp S7 is said to be the rebranded Aquos Sense 3 Lite but with less RAM and storage option, also sans fingerprint scanner. The Android One phone is based on the very latest Android 10 unlike the Sense 3 Lite that runs Android 9 Pie.
The Sharp S7 features a 5.5-inch IGZO LCD screen with a resolution of 2160x1080 pixels. Sharp claims its IGO energy-saving display technology helps in preserving the battery life for up to 1 week. The device is powered by Snapdragon 630 processor and coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage.
It has a single 12MP f/2.0 rear camera with EIS to handle shakiness and an 8MP f/2.2 selfie camera. It comes with a 4,000mAH battery but there isn’t any mentioning of the fast-charging tech. It has an IPX5/8 waterproof rating, an IPX6 dustproof rating, and shock resistance.
Being the Android One smartphone, the Sharp S7 will receive 3 years of security updates and Android OS updates for 2 years.
- 5.5 inch FHD + (2280x1080 pixels)
- Snapdragon 630 with Adreno 508 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage option
- Android 10 (Android One)
- 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture
- 8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
- 4,000mAH battery
- IPX5/IPX8 waterproof, IP6X dustproof
The price isn’t yet available but it will be released for purchase in Japan after mid-December 2019. It will be available in peach, silver, and gray color options.