The Sharp Aquos S2 is the first phone with
the new chipset Snapdragon 630. The chipset is built on the 14 nm process and
has eight Cortex-A53 cores; four clocked at 2.2 GHz and four more at 1.8 GHz.
The GPU is Adreno 508 and has X12 LTE modem. It also supports Bluetooth 5,
Quick Charge 4 and USB-C 3.1, but it is up to the manufacturer to make them
available to the user.
There is also a mightier version with
Snapdragon 660. The difference between them is the memory and pricing. The lite
version has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage while the other option has 6 GB + 128 GB
On the back, a dual camera in a vertical
setup is positioned. The sensors are 12 MP and 8 MP, mostly used for background
blur. There is also another 8 MP snapper on the front. The Aquos S2 has Android
Nougat for an OS.
The phone will be sold for CNY2,499 or
CNY3,499 (around $370 or $520), based on chipset and memory versions. A global
rollout is expected on August 14.