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Sharp’s New Bezel-less Smartphone is Coming to the US

Sharp’s New Bezel-less Smartphone is Coming to the US

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Sharp’s New Bezel-less Smartphone is Coming to the US

Sharp's New Bezel-less Smartphone is Coming to the USSharp is not really a company that’s known worldwide for its smartphones; mainly because most of its smartphones are exclusive to Japan. But the company does make some pretty good phones and the company has  announced two new ones – the Aquos Crystal and Aquos Crystal X – and one of them will be launching in the US via Sprint.

The Aquos Crystal boasts of having a “bezel-less” display with a bezel that’s almost non-existent around the device’s 5-inch 720p HD display. As a whole, the new phone measures only 5in x 2.6in x 0.39in and weighs only 5 ounces. On the inside, the Aquos Crystal features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with support for up 128GB of additional storage via microSD, LTE  connectivity, and a 2,040mAh battery. It will run the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system and will be equipped with a Harman Kardon audio engine with support for things like “Clari-Fi”, “LiveStage” streaming, and compatibility with Harman Kardon’s ONYX Studio Bluetooth speaker.

On the other hand, the Aquos Crystal X, the flagship device with the better specs, will sadly remain a Japanese exclusive, for now at least. The Crystal X features the same “bezel-less” design as its small brother but carries some heftier specs including a larger 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, a faster 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 2,610mAh battery.

The Sharp Aquos Crystal is expected to release in the US on August 29 but Sprint is accepting pre-orders for the new device starting today. Both the Aquos Crystal and Crystal X were developed in partnership between Sharp and SoftBank; SoftBank is a Japanese carrier which also happens to own US carrier Sprint which may have led to the Aquos Crystal landing on US shores.

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