Yesterday we learned of the Sharp Aquos Crystal, the latest smartphone by the Japanese company. It’s an edge-to-edge smartphone with a border so thin it almost doesn’t look real. But it is real, and it’s headed to Sprint here in the United States. In case you missed the specs rodeo yesterday here’s a quick recap:
- 5-inch edge-to-edge HD display
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Sprint Spark LTE
- 8MP rear-facing and 1.2MP front-facing cameras
- HD Voice
- Embedded 2,040mAh battery
- 1.2GHz quad-core processor
- 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage
- Harman’s Clari-Fi audio technology
Nothing terribly exciting going on there, but for the $239 Sprint is looking to sell it for (that’s $10 per month with $0 down on Sprint’s Easy Pay upgrade program) you can’t ask for a whole ton. Sharp may not be the most solid name in the phone industry, but the company has established itself as a pretty good electronics OEM over the years and it’s nice to see them finally breaking into the United States wireless market.
Now let’s just hope the bigger, more powerful sibling Sharp Aquos Crystal X will follow right behind it. No release date details for the Aquos Crystal just yet, but you can bet we’ll be passing that info along as soon as we get it. We’re in New York City to test the thing out for ourselves so stay tuned to Phandroid if you’re looking for some hands-on coverage.