Sharp AQUOS S2 is basically every new phone combined

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Sharp Aquos S2 features extremely thin bezels, which is why one of the main selling points of the phone is definitely its design. The top end with Limited edition with Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage is priced at 3499 Yuan.

Finally, the Aquos S2 ships with a new UI skin called the Smile UX which features a smart assistant built into it.

There are several approaches phone makers are taking to design phones with larger screens that fit into smaller footprints. It only has a cut-out in the middle to house the front camera.

Sharp said that the main feature of the smartphone display a special form which allows not to change the usual location of the front camera. Both the variants/models will be up for Pre-orders/ Registration starting today via the e-commerce website, JD.com and the same will be going on sale China starting August 14 (Monday) exclusively via JD.com in Black, White, Blue and Green colour options.

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.

On the back, a dual camera in a vertical setup is positioned. It also has a pair of cameras on its back lined up vertically, and a set of odd colors in casings to choose from. There's also a decent 3,020mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor up front with its physical home button. Overall, it seems that Sharp found the sweet spot in giving the Aquos S2 standout from the crowd. The Aquos S2 has Android Nougat for an OS.

There are indeed two versions, differing in processors (Snapdragon 630/660), RAM amount (4/6GB), and internal storage of 64/128GB.

It sports a 12 megapixels camera with f/1.75 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF and secondary 8 megapixels camera. There is a dual SIM slot that fits 2 nano SIM cards or one SIM and a microSD card (128GB max).

The company is also offering the RoboS AI that was first introduced with the Sharp's RoBoHon launched previous year in Japan. 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. Dimensions of new items is 141,8 x 72,04 x 7.9 mm and weighs 140 grams.

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