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Sharp announces AQUOS S2 smartphone with Free Form Display and Snapdragon 630 in China


After so many rumors and leaks, Sharp has finally announced its latest smartphone AQUOS S2 in China. The main USP of the device is its narrowest fingerprint identification module, a new iteration Qualcomm 600 series chipset i:e Snapdragon 630 and a 5.5 inches bezel-less Full HD FFD (free form display; the kind of display built on IGZO technology which increases the “on display” circuit integration).

The handset is available in two chipset variants i:e Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 and comes in two RAM and ROM variants i:e 4GB/6GB and 6GB/128GB. The phone also comes in two battery options i:e 2930mAh/3020mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 depending on the chipset configuration.

The pricing of the handset is varied from the chipset/RAM/ and ROM option i:e Snapdragon 630/4GB/64GB variant will cost around RMB 2499(INR 23,736.55 approx). While the Snapdragon 660/6GB/128GB variant will come with a price tag of RMB 3499(INR 33,235). The handset is currently available for pre-order from jd.com and will go on sale from 14th  August in China.

SHARP AQUOS S2 Specifications: 

  • 5.5-inches Full HD LCD FFD display with 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 14nm chipset coupled with Adreno 508 GPU /  2.2GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm chipset coupled with Adreno 512 GPU.
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage which is further expandable memory up to 128GB via microSD card.
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
  • Runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system with Smile Ux UI on the top.
  • 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, secondary 8MP camera.
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Fingerprint sensor embedded below the screen just 3.6mm.
  • 2930mAh/ 3020mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0

The connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. The device measured at 141.8 x 72.04 x 7.9mm and weighs around 140g. Furthermore, the handset also comes in four color variants Black, White, Blue and Green.