Japanese display and smartphone Orginal Equipment Manufacturer Sharp just launched a new Android One series smartphone-Sharp X1, in Japan. The smartphone comes with a mid-tier specs which are quietly enough in Android One budget friendly smartphones which are actually made in collaboration with Google. This is not the first time the Sharp is manufacturing an Android One-based smartphone, yet they have Sharp Aquos 507SH already on the list which was launched a year ago.
The Sharp Aquos X1 is an exemption for Android One series, as the device is priced at JPY 70,524 (~$625), which is way costlier. It actually sounds way weirder with a price range near to flagships and offers only midrange specs. The smartphone has a 5.3-inch full HD display which is an IGZO LCD Panel made with artificially produced thin transparent crystalline oxide semiconductor, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC and 3GB of RAM. The primary camera department is deployed with a 16MP sensor, while the front camera is 8 Megapixel. The smartphone is shipped with Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat Operating System with untouched stock UI. Future Android updates and new releases for OS will be rolled out to the smartphone faster than any other, along with Pixel and several Nexus, as usual.
One of the major features that the sharp is advertising with the smartphone is the battery life span. The 3,900 mA battery pack can be filled within 3 hours altogether, while it can be used around four days continuously without plugging it again. The smartphone is available to buy from Japan in three colors – Mint Green, Dark Purple, and White, priced around $625. We must ask WHY?