Sharp’s mobile division seems to be one of the most active around, the AQUOS brand is far from dead as a new device with decent specs has been unveiled – AQUOS V. The new Sharp AQUOS V has been launched today in Taiwan.

The AQUOS V is powered by the over two years old Snapdragon 835. But this doesn’t necessarily makes it a phone to avoid. The SD 835 is still quite power efficient with a 10nm manufacturing process and it’s an octa-core with a maximum frequency of 2.4Ghz. The CPU is then coupled with 4GB of memory and 64GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD.

SnapDragon 835

The handset is built around a 5.93-inch FHD+ display and a dual rear camera setup consisting of two 13MP image sensors. One of which features OIS (optical image stabilization) and can record videos with a maximum resolution of 4K. At the front we instead find an 8MP selfie snapper.

Aquos V Camera shot

The Sharp AQUOS V features a fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0 and an USB Type-C port. Plus it retains some of the feature we do not often see anymore – the 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, the smartphone comes packing a 3090mAh capacity battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie in its stock version.

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Sharp Aquos V Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE (unspecified)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2019, November
  • Status: Available. Released 2019, November
Sharp Aquos V
Sharp Aquos V

Design

  • Dimensions: 157 x 76 x 9 mm (6.18 x 2.99 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 173 g (6.10 oz)
  • Colours: Black
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
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Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.9 inches, 89.8 cm2 (~75.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie)

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)

Cameras

Multimedia

  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3090 mAh battery

Sharp Aquos V Price and Availability

Sharp’s AQUOS V comes with a price tag of 6,990 New Taiwanese dollars, which is just around $230 USD or 210 euros.

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