Nov 30th, 2012

Samsung, HTC, Motorola and more might have the wireless industry’s ear more than any other crop of OEMs, but there is no shortage of great devices coming from those who aren’t particularly big in the smartphone market. Sharp is one of those companies, and its new 5 inch smartphone is looking to stand toe-to-toe with competition from the big boys.

The company’s 5-inch, 1080p SH930W impresses in a few different areas. The aforementioned display is just one of the many things we can give them a grand “thumbs up” for, but there’s a lot more to be had. With a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2 megapixel front camera and Jelly Bean out of the box it promises to be no slouch.

Sharp is so confident that its phone can stand with the best of them that it even did so in the handy comparison chart you see above. It likens the phone to the Samsung Galaxy S3, LG Optimus Vu, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG’s Optimus Vu, all pretty great smartphones in their own light.

Oddly missing is the HTC DROID/HTC J Butterfly, the phone which most closely matches its specs with a 5 inch 1080p display. We imagine Sharp left it out to make sure none of the phones could match up to the SH930W’s Pixel density of 443 PPI, but we won’t get into the subtleties of marketing. All we know is that the company certainly has the potential to make a bigger name for itself in this sector of the technology world starting with this phone.

Unfortunately, Sharp’s status as a global electronics player won’t matter much with this phone — release plans are still limited to a couple of regions, with Russia and Hong Kong being the only markets we can confirm will get it at this point. The phone is due out at some point in December as the “Q4 2012” target window doesn’t leave room for much else at this point.

[via Unwired View]

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