The company Sharp introduced in its homeland, another smartphone from the series Android One. The new model is called Sharp S3. The technical specifications of this phone are quite average, although they can not be called bad either, in addition to the pure software version, it also boasts a waterproof case.
The fact that it has a waterproof case should not surprise us, since many Japanese smartphones boast such a hull. I do not know why this is connected, but, apparently, it is very important for the customers there. It is so important that at one time Sony introduced a special version of Xperia X Compact, which complied with the requirements of the IP68 standard.
As I said, the specifications of the model Sharp S3 are average and most likely, it will not surprise you at all. The smartphone is equipped with an IGZO display with a diagonal of 5 inches, a 16: 9 aspect ratio and a Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels; 441 ppi) resolution, an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor (4x ARM Cortex-A53 with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz + 4x ARM Cortex-A53 1.1 GHz, 28-nm) with an Adreno 505 graphics chip, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded with a microSD memory card with a maximum capacity of 256 GB.
In addition, Sharp S3 also offers a single main camera with a resolution of 13.1 megapixels and a front camera at 5 megapixels. From the communication modules here there is Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, and also a USB connector of Type C. It is interesting that this smartphone does not have either NFC or fingerprint scanner. The device runs Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and draws energy from a non-removable 2700 mAh battery. Its case has such dimensions 144x71x8.5 mm and weighs 143 grams.
How much does Sharp S3 cost? And where can I buy it?
This smartphone will be available only in Japan, via the Y! Mobile network. Its cost is 32,400 yen, that is about 297 dollars. From our point of view, this is not a particularly interesting proposal, but it is possible that such specification and price, for the Japanese market is more suitable than us.