Sharp introduces smartphone edge

Sharp is best known in Brazil for manufacturing televisions but in Japan, smartphones are company catalog and model announced this week is pretty impressive design. Called Aquos Crystal, is a 5-inch smartphone that has virtually no edge.


The race to the bottom edge of all is not new in the field of smartphones. The option for this type of design makes the unit is larger, but fits in the hands as if it were smaller. So, can you put a big screen without sacrificing the size of the smartphone.

According to the hands-on The Verge , the screen is mesmerizing; journalist Dan Seifert says he could not stop looking at her and the feeling is like that of an infinity pool.

The 5-inch screen has a resolution of 720p. The processor is a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 and has 1.5 GB of RAM. It runs on Android version 4.4.2 slightly modified and has 8 GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. That is, despite the innovative design on the screen, it does not have high-end specifications.

The rest of his design is also not impressive. He is a bit plumper than current smartphones and the back is plastic with texture, but nothing that gives you appearance of cheap, despite the price being: no contract, will be sold in late August for affordable $ 239.

There is also a model with more advanced configuration: 5.5-inch Full HD, 801 Snapdragon quad-core 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Crystal called Aquos X, it will only be sold in Japan. Aquos Crystal, on the other hand, will also be sold in the USA by Sprint.