February 22, 2018

Sharp Aquos S2 Official: First Snapdragon 630 Phone, Bezel-less Screen

09 August 2017, 12:42 | Rudolph Thomas

Sharp Aquos S2 is official with vertical dual camera and compact 'tri-bezel' design

Sharp announces the full-screen Aquos S2 in Beijing

Sharp's Aquos S2 has a larger display in a body that's barely larger than an iPhone and it's thanks to the special display. During the event, the manufacturer recalled that the first frameless smartphone Aquos made its debut back in 2013, and then other companies also started to produce devices with thin frames around the display.

One thing that's really different about the Aquos S2's display are its corners. On this year's Galaxy S8, Samsung reduced the bezel above and below the screen to create an "infinity display" that's longer than any phone display it's ever used before. The vertical rear-side dual camera lenses are still positioned exactly the top left corner on the rear panel and one front-facing camera is fixed on the top middle portion of the front panel.

Now, talking about the specifications on the inside, the Sharp Aquos S2 comes with the latest snapdragon processor.

The Aquos S2 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display, which is packed in a small frame.

The phone's hardware is nothing special, but the screen, which has a whopping 87.5 percent screen-to-body ratio and a cutout for the selfie camera, is a total showstopper.

Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 is also expected to come with a weird-looking notch. The base model comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.

The standard edition comes in black, white, blue or mint green while the premium version lacks the mint green option.

Announced in Beijing on Tuesday, the phone has a small chunk of bezel on the bottom, where its fingerprint scanner lives.

On the connectivity front, the Sharp Aquos S2 is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM cards. The Aquos S2 has Android Nougat for an OS.

The company is also offering the RoboS AI that was first introduced with the Sharp's RoBoHon launched past year in Japan.

For optics, the Sharp Aquos S2 is equipped with a 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras on the back. The storage is expandable up to 128GB. On the battery front, the Sharp Aquos S2 packs a decent 3,020mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology support for fast charging.

The dimensions of this phone measure 141.8 x 72.04 x 7.9mm and weight 140g.

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