Sharp has launched a new bezel-less smartphone in China. The Sharp Aquos S2 also comes with a dual camera setup. The Foxconn-owned company is the latest to offer thin bezels. It seems like we will be seeing less and fewer bezels in future devices. What else is the Sharp handset offering? Read more to find about Sharp Aquos S2 Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price and Availability
|Price (expected)||2488 Yuan (approx Rs 23,750)|
The Sharp Aquos S2 is priced at 2488 Yuan (approx Rs 23,750) for the entry-level, while the high-end variant will be available at 3499 Yuan (approx Rs 33,233). Both models will be available from August 14. As of now, Sharp Aquos S2 is limited to the Chinese smartphone market. There is no information about an Indian launch or price.
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|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630/ Snapdragon 660|
|Display||5.5-inch, IPS LCD, Sharp’s Free Form Display (FFD) technology, 2040 x 1080 pixels|
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||Dual Cameras (12MP + 8MP) with Flash|
|Dual SIM (Hybrid)||Yes|
The Sharp Aquos S2 comes in two variants. The low-end model is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. While the high-end model comes with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The internal storage can be further expanded on both models via a microSD card slot.
The Sharp Aquos S2 features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with Sharp’s Free Form Display (FFD) technology and a resolution of 2040 x 1080 pixels. On the camera front, the new smartphone sports a dual camera setup (12-megapixel sensor + 8-megapixel secondary sensor) with a dual-LED flash and 4K video recording capability. There is also an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. It is backed by a 3,020mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
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- Metal and glass body
- Tri-bezel Design
- Android 7.1 Nougat OS
- Fingerprint scanner
- Dual Cameras
The Sharp Aquos S2 features extremely thin bezels as its USP. It sports an edgeless display with an 87.5 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The tri-bezel design features regular bezel at the bottom. It comes in White, Black, Blue, and Green colour options.
The new smartphone runs Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with Sharp’s own SmileUX on top. It also features ‘world’s narrowest fingerprint scanner’ which is only 3.6mm thick.
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The mid-range handset comes with a decent combination of features like extremely thin bezels, fingerprint scanner and dual cameras. The Sharp Aquos S2 is an attractive proposition. We will have to wait and see how it performs in the real-world situations when it hits Indian shores. Recently, various brands have shrunk borders on their devices, from Xiaomi Mi Mix to recent Samsung and LG flagships. The upcoming iPhone 8 is also expected to feature a bezel-less design. Are you impressed with the new smartphone? Let us know in the comments section below.