Japanese phone maker Sharp will launch a new smartphone on January 16 at a press event in Taipei. Dubbed as Sharp Aquos S3, the smartphone has already received passed through NCC, the Taiwanese certification site.
From the official poster released by the company, Sharp Aquos S3 will ship with a bezel-less design. As some of you may know, Sharp has been launching bezel-less smartphone for quite a long time now. Moving on, the poster further reveals that the upcoming smartphone features a vertically arranged dual camera setup on its rear panel. Well, apparently the trend of bezel-less displays and dual cameras is here to stay.
A source based out of Russia has also released a render of the Aquos S3, which kind of looks official. As shown in the render, the smartphone will feature an iPhone X-like notch at the top of its front panel. The notch houses the selfie camera, speaker and the proximity sensor. The image also revealed that the smartphone has a metal unibody and the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back just below the rear camera.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Sharp Aquos S3 is said to come in two variants. One will be powered by a Snapdragon 630 chipset and another by a Snapdragon 660 chipset. The Snapdragon 630 variant will carry 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Whereas the Snapdragon 660 variant will come with 6GB RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage space.
The Sharp Aquos S3 recently made a visit to TENAA as well. Going by the TENAA listing, the smartphone will sport a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with the screen resolution of 2,160×1,080 pixels.
In terms of optics, the device will have a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12MP sensor and another 13MP sensor. The camera setup is also accompanied by a LED flash. As for selfie camera, the Sharp Aquos S3 will make use of a 16MP camera. Talking about the battery life, the smartphone will pack a decent 3,110mAh battery to keep the lights on.
Looking at the specifications, it is safe to say that the Aquos S3 is a pretty good phone. Unfortunately, Sharp doesn't make its products available in Indian market yet.