Aug 18 AT 8:34 AM Nick Sarafolean 10 Comments

Sharp’s one-bezel Aquos Crystal smartphone is headed to the US

Sharp Aquos Crystal

Sharp is making a new entry into the US market with its unique Aquos Crystal smartphone. Sharp hasn’t been a major player in the US up to now, but it has quite a name in some Asian countries. While we’ve drooled over some of its Japan-exclusive smartphones, we can at least expect to see one of them in the US this year. The Sharp Aquos Crystal is a mid-range smartphone with a stand-out feature: it only has one bezel.

Drawing from its TV heritage, Sharp has moved all of the front parts — aside from the display — down to the bottom of the phone. This leaves the top and most of the two sides, to be all display with no bezel. The design is striking and takes a little getting used to, but in person it’s sure to impress. Specs-wise, we’re looking at a typical mid-range Android phone with a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat and Harmon/Kardon audio.

The (poorly translated) press release includes one line about the Aquos Crystal making it to the US. This lines up with a Sprint event taking place in New York tomorrow, August 19, that’s going to “take the edge off,” a not-so-subtle hint at the Aquos Crystal. Sharp also has a bigger brother of the Aquos Crystal entitled the Aquos Crystal X, though it seems as though that 5.5-inch model will stay exclusive to Japan.

Via: Android Central

Source: Sharp

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