17 May 2021
Sharp, a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products has launched a new smartphone from its Aquos series. The all-new Aquos V appears to have come from the past as it features some bygones. There is no special feature to be highlighted but the years-old Snapdragon 835 may catch your attention.
Powered by the old champ Snapdragon 835 processor based on the 10nm process introduced back in 2017, the Aquos V features an old design as well. Thick bezels surround the top and bottom of the display leaving a small screen area behind. The device, however, features a full HD Plus display with 2160x1080 pixels screen resolution. The processor is accompanied by a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The Sharp Aquos has a dual-camera setup on the back that carries two 13MP sensors. On the front, the device includes an 8MP snapper for doing the usual selfies and video calling stuff. The only thing you may like is the 3.5mm headphone jack and probably a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. Interestingly, the device has Bluetooth 5.0 support as one of the connectivity options to connect you with the latest tech and other electronic products.
The Sharp Aquos runs Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and houses 3,126mAH battery which can be charged through USB Type-C port. It is not confirmed if the device comes with fast charging support.
- 5.93-inch Full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixels display
- Snapdragon 835 SoC
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card
- 13MP+13MP dual rear camera setup
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Android 9 Pie
- 3,126mAH battery that can be charged through a USB Type-C port
- Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphones jack
Launched in Taiwan, the Sharp Aquos V is priced at NT$6,990, which roughly converts to $230. It is expected to reach the European market pretty soon as well, though the specific launch date is not known yet.