Sharp Aquous SH-06D turned Evangelion

Sharp Aquous SH-06D turned Evangelion

Almost two decades ago, paramilitary organization NERV has introduced EVA Prototypes which helped protect Japan (and probably the entire world) from dark forces. But after defeating most of the “Angels”, NERV has shift their efforts from making gigantic robots to smartphones which are patterned to their Evangelion’s design.

Working with Sharp and NTT DoCoMo, their latest creation will certainly make any fanboy drool.

Succeeding the first concept phone which was released almost three years ago, the limited edition SH-06D is the latest product of the Sharp-DoCoMo partnership. Not wanting to disappoint their military client and its die-hard fans, the team has put an immense amount of effort in making sure that every inch of the handset screams EVANGELION from its design down to its UI.

The highly customized theme phone is actually Sharp’s latest Aquos SH-06D which was announced last February. This handset features an impressive 4.5” ASV LCD screen with 720×1280 resolution and pixel density of 326ppi. Apart from its HD display capability, it is also equipped with 3D functionality.

In its core, the NERV phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460 processor backed with 1GB of RAM. It’s not the best configuration we’ve seen but still a promising one nonetheless.


The downside about it is that it runs on Android 2.3. But with its heavily-customized and MAGI-inspired UI, I highly doubt that any users will feel lacking about this handset not running on ICS. Another thing that may pose to be a potential deal breaker is its 1520mAh battery pack. The measly 8GB internal storage is also quite disappointing. And even though the handset supports memory expansion for up to 32GB, a bigger storage would’ve been a welcome feature.

Here’s the SH-06D’s full specs:

4.5 ASV LCD screen @ 720×1280 pixels, 326ppi
TI OMAP4460 dual-core 1.2Ghz
PowerVR SGX540
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB microSD (supports SDHC)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
HSPA+ 14Mbps
8MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
VGA Front-facing camera
1520mAh Li-Ion Battery
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
128 x 66 x 11.8mm

Unfortunately, NERV didn’t allow this handset to be available outside of Japan for some weird confidential reasons. To make things worse, they’ve only allowed Sharp to only manufacture limited number units to only be enjoyed by select few. NTT DoCoMo has recently announced that they’ll be taking pre-orders from June 16 for the said unit that costs around 25-30K JPY (Php13k to – Php16k) with contract.

They’ll also hold a 3-day sale, selling only 1000 units a day which starts on June 29. We’re hoping to get our hands on one of these but it’s going to be a long-shot. And even if we did get one, we’re not sure if it’s going to be compatible with our local telco. *Deep Sigh*


Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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10 Responses

  1. Wax Estrella Jr says:

    Ayos rin specs nito ah! Unique design,Malupet rin,kaso baka hindi nga pwede sa pinas yan!

  2. Louie says:

    Gundam naman! :D

  3. kikomachine says:

    astig naman!! nerv phones!! sayang, fan pa naman ako nung anime.. good idea din ang gundam!!

  4. Satan says:

    OMG, im a big evangelion fan XD i waaaant this, too bad, japan only x(

  5. 'em says:

    Yeah! I want that one! I’m an Evangelion Fan!

  6. clonedaccnt says:

    sobrang late naman ng yugatech tagal ko ng nabasa ‘to sa gsmarena ah.

  7. Mr. Curious says:

    well based on the suggested price given, it’s a pretty good deal. 4.5″ with 720 x 1280 screen resolution PLUS well according to some definition, is it considered a retina display? ’cause it houses a 336 ppi pixel density. And based from others definition of retina display it should have a 300++ ppi density. (not really sure about this, would be glad and I would really appreciate it if you’ll correct or make a comment about this stuff =D) well I’m just wondering @sir abe; is the phone upgrade able to ICS? If it is then there is no doubt that a fan or NOT even a fan would buy this handset =))

  8. Shinji says:

    If that(phone) can’t be mine, you can all just die(third impact). this phone is the ultimate representation of Lilim culture(Play ode to joy), This phone was built to combat the Apples(Angels) and must be used by mentally unstable teenagers, It was a project designed by Yui Ikari,Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu and funded by SEELE…

    Warning: this phone may attempt to choke you on a red beach and you may need to carress to stop it(Unlock feature) and say “i feel sick” or “Disgusting”…

    prone to killing white haired bishounens as well…

    PS: I hope they make a Foxhound, Metal Gear Aquos with the Codec call as a ring tone… and I hope for a Gundam one as well. and only true Eva fans will understand the above parts…

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