Sharp Acquos Crystal – Futuristic Design with Ultra-Thin Bezel coming to Sprint

Sharp Acquos has mainly been know in the TV market. Now the company is making some noise by entering the smartphone market with the Acquos Crystal. Why do we need another Android based smartphone? Sharp has stepped it up in terms of design, the 5″ screen thin display has almost no bezel which makes it look unique and futuristic.

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The design is nothing short of stunning but what about the specifications. The display has a resolution of 1280 x 720, it packs a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8GB of storage and a 8MP camera.

So when it comes to specifications it doesn’t really stand a chance comparing to the flagships models from the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC or Apple. Sharp is not going after that market with the Acquos Crystal either, the Sprint prepaid price will be $149.

Later this year, Sharp is said to release the Chrystal X in Japan which will be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 used in many other high-end phones and feature a 13MP camera.

The company has not confirmed the launch of the Crystal X in other markets. For now we will have to do with the regular version and here are the complete specs:


Technical Specifications

Display: 5.0 inch S-CG Silicon LCD HD (1280×720)
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor: MSM8926, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™, 1.2GHz Quad-core CPU
Memory: 8GB Internal Memory (ROM), 1.5GB (RAM)
Memory Expansion: Up to 128GB through microSD™ card slot (SD Card not included)
Size: 131 x 67 x 10mm
Weight: 141g (4.97oz)
Talk Time: Approx. 13 hours*
Battery: 2,040mAh, Li-Ion

Network, Connectivity

LTE: 800/1900/2500MHz
CDMA: 800/1900MHz
USB: USB 2.0, Micro USB
Wireless: IEEE802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
Headset Jack: 3.5mm stereo audio


Camera: Rear: 8MP with Flash, Front: 1.2MP
Camera Features : Scenery Modes, Framing Advisor, Night Catch, HDR, Panorama, Sequential Shots, Shutter Detect
Maximum Camera Resolution: Rear: 3264×2448
Front: 1280×960
Maximum Video Recording Resolution: Rear: 1080P@30FPS
Front: 720P@30FPS
Video file format: Playback: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8 Recording: MP4
Audio file format: Playback: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, Vorbis, WAV
Recording: AAC
Audio Enhancements: Harmon Kardon LiveStage™ & Clari-Fi™

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