Not only is the next iPhone and upgraded Galaxy S II popular these days, in Japan, the Sharp AQUOS 102SH has hit the news and the specifications are absolutely amazing!
In the United States, the Sharp brand has not made a huge success at this point. However, if this specific phone hits the market in the US, the possibilities can be endless. This monster of a phone supports the Android 2.3 OS, and has a 12MP camera! Although the processor tops at only 1GHz, the OMAP4430 dual-core processor is paired with a 4.5” glasses-free 3D picture at 1280 x 720 pixels. Of course, it comes with the standard front facing camera and 1080p HD video recording.
What makes this smartphone stand out amongst other cellular giants? The IPX5/IPX7 waterproof body (it is yet to be determined if it is waterproof or resistant), an IP5X dust resistant housing, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) support, NFC, infrared connection capability, a TV tuner, microSDHC card slot, GPS, and the other basic features. The W-CDMA and GSM support is also a selling point to the phone because it will enable consumers to utilize this particular device on both GSM networks such as AT&T, Rogers, etc., and CDMA networks such as Sprint and Verizon.
Many forum users and various sources have also questioned why the AQUOS 102SH lacks 3D photo shooting? For the most part, that is due to the fact that this device has a 12MP camera on its own. With all-popular iPhone 4 supports a 5MP camera, and the Galaxy S II features an 8MP camera. Clearly, the quality of the photos taken by the Sharp AQUOS would exceed the competitors.
Is this phone worth the purchase and value? Well, unfortunately, the 102SH has not made an official price announcement to its providers. SoftBank, a mobile provider in Japan, released the specifications of this device just few days ago and spread the news everywhere around the net.
Android has “upped” their game against iOS, Windows Phone, RIM, and other smartphone platforms worldwide. The AQUOS 102SH is clearly a spectacular device when it comes to specifications. The only concern for most consumers at this point is whether or not the battery life will complement the features and hold up against the power usage. These days, it is fairly easy to get a hold of advanced and high quality parts for smartphone manufacturers, however, the amount of times the consumer has to charge the device is a primary concern and should always be taken into consideration before purchasing a rather “expensive-looking” device such as this. On a side note, this device has an “eco” feature which supposedly helps with the battery life.
There is still quite a bit of time before this device even hits the market in its motherland: Japan. It is said to be released sometime in December of 2011. Again, the specs sound quite impressive, now, but how great will it be when December actually comes around? If the Sharp AQUOS 102SH hits the shelves of Japan in December, when (if it does) will it hit the market overseas?