Sharp unveils near-bezel-less Aquos Crystal

Usually, tech companies love to boast about how thin the bezels are on their new smartphone. But all of them should think twice before saying that again now that Sharp unveiled the new Aquos Crystal and Aquos Crystal X, because when it comes down to thin bezels, not a handset currently in the market comes close to these new smartphones.

Apart from the chin that houses some the phones’ front-facing components like the camera, microphone and sensors, the front panel of the Aquos Crystal and Crystal X is literally ALL SCREEN.

The former (and the meeker of the two) is equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen display with a 1280×720 resolution. Meanwhile, the Aquos Crystal X boasts a bigger screen which measure 5.5-inch and comes in with a full-HD resolution.

The list differences between the two siblings continue as we check out the inner workings. The Crystal X runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor which is clocked at 2.3GHz and is backed by 2GB of RAM.

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Sharp Aquos Crystal X specs:
5.5-inch Full-HD Crystal display, 1920×1080 @400ppi
2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU
Adreno 330GPU
Expandable 16GB internal storage
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
1.2MP Front Camera
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0
Harman Clari-Fi audio technology
2610mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Dimension: 139 x 73 x 11mm
Weight: TBA
Colors: Black, Red and White

On the other hand, the Aquos Crystal X has a more modest configuration, sporting a 1.2GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm with 1.5GB RAM and is powered by 2,040mAh battery. It also has half of the built-in storage of its beefier sibling has but can be expanded up to 128GB should you wish to do so.

Sharp Aquos Crystal specs:
5-inch HD Crystal display, 1280×720 @293ppi
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU
Adreno 305 GPU
Expandable 8GB internal storage
8MP rear camera with LED Flash
1.2MP Front Camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Harman Clari-Fi audio technology
2040mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Dimension: 131 x 67 x 10mm
Weight: TBA
Colors: Black, Blue, Pink and White

Sharp has yet to drop the official SRP of both the Aquos Crystal and Crystal X, but according to Softbank Mobile’s press release (in Japanese) that the former will be launched in Japan on August 29.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

9 Responses

  1. kandie says:

    I’d take Japanese handset design any day compared to what the Korean brands BS lack of imagination and cleverness (except for LG)

  2. amo says:

    san yung ear piece?

  3. HansWeidnerr says:

    Ah! not big issue for the sharp to have that bezeless. That is their native and signature to their product. Similar also to their Sharp Aquos borderless TV. You can’t see any border but all screen and inhouse with premium aluminum frame. No wonder if they did also to Sharp X smartphone.

  4. boy bezel says:

    Paging abezelzel. Paging abezelzel. Pacheck po ng bezel neto.


  5. vm says:

    but will this mean that holding the phone will cause the phone to mis-register your holding hand as a tap on the screen?

  6. Justin says:

    … near-abezelzel-less!

  7. jenie says:

    I think 16GB for the Crystal X is a typo. Either that, or I dont know my fractions hehe

  8. cyanide_juice says:

    Pair this with a generous serving of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 or Dragontail glass with oleophobic coating and you’ve got yourself a winner!

  9. Kokorongkong says:

    The cam beneath the screen reminds me of the Nokia N9

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