Sharp Ups their Game, Announces High-Powered Aquos 104SH with Android Ice Cream Sandwich

If you thought the AQUOS 102SH was the only thing Sharp had up its sleeve, guess again. The company looks to make an even bigger splash in Japan with the announcement of the Sharp AQUOS 104SH. While the manufacturer has room for improvement in the naming department, they don’t miss a step when it comes to the hardware found inside their latest creation. First and foremost, the AQUOS 104SH promises to be Sharp’s first handset running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. But that is merely the icing on top of a big piece of cake sporting a 4.5-inch HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 CPU, and a 12.1MP camera. It packs a tri-band globetrotting radio capable of downlink speeds up to 21Mbps.

Perhaps the most disappointing part of the handset’s announcement is its release date, which won’t roll around until spring of 2012. At that time it will join other handsets such as Dell’s newly announced Streak Pro 101DL on Japan’s SoftBank. Pricing is not known at this time.

[SoftBank via Engadget]

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  • moises1204

    This is heading for japan? then there is nothing to see here.

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    Why does Japan always get nicer phones than the USA?

  • Christopher Seavey

    Disappointed to see buttons :(

    • Del373

      If by that you mean to insinuate that ICS will require them, fear not. As Lenovo has shown us with it’s Honeycomb tablet…hardware buttons can be supplied on a device that does not necessarily need them.

    • Spencer Mead

      Im not. I really hope ICS doesnt get rid of the, actually…

  • surethom

    A 12 megapixel camera & No LED flash, what the hell, no thanks.

  • endone

    Speaking of ICS….Google/Samsung really need to step up the promoting for the general public… iphone is all over the place in the morning news .

    PS: More Nexus articles before the start of the weekend please :D

  • Jake Achee

    Not really liking the form factor, reminds me of an iPod nano for some reason.. The specs look incredible however. The handset they announced yesterday looks more aesthetically pleasing and had me drooling. A world-wide release of these bad boys would be nice!

  • http://twitter.com/TZARvor TZAR v.o.r

    Nexus Prime T-mobile gime gime gime. :-)

  • http://www.gamefans.com/ Jeremy Davis

    Thank god it’s dust compatible.

  • BigCiX

    12 megapixel camera…nice!

  • godrilla

    12 MP new standard for 2012! Nice.