The Sharp Aquos S3 was expected to be announced on March 28 but, the phone went official a few days early, only its maker knows what happened.
According to Sharp, the Aquos S3 is the most compact 6-inch smartphone in the world, measuring 148.2 x 74.2 mm – that’s 3.5mm shorter and 1.2mm narrower than the 6-inch LG V30.
The phone features a 6-inch, 18:9, IPS LCD screen and resolution of 2160 x 1080px with a small notch on the front. It’s good for 1500:1 contrast and 550 nits of brightness. The Aquos S3 is powered by a Snapdragon 630 chip coupled with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The Aquos S3 boasts of a dual snapper on the back – 12MP+13MP wide and tele setup – and a single 16MP selfie camera inside the notch. The wide sensor on the dual-camera has a large 1.4um pixel pitch and a bright F/1.75 aperture lens. Coupled with AI portrait beauty the tele camera can produce Portrait Mode shots.
It has a 3,200mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging and runs on Android 8.0 covered with Sharp’s Smile UX.
The Sharp Aquos S3 is expected to go on sale in Taiwan on April 1 for the price of NTD 11,990 (â‚¬330).