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Sharp Aquos Crystal Likely Heading to Sprint

by Todd Haselton | August 18, 2014August 18, 2014 1:00 pm PST


Sprint is hosting a press event tomorrow where it’s likely to discuss some sort of new product. We didn’t have much of an idea of what to expect until now; Sharp on Monday unveiled the Aquos Crystal, which has barely any bezels and was co-developed between Sharp, SoftBank and Sprint, and a higher-end Aquos Crystal X. Let’s focus on what’s likely to hit Sprint soon.

The Aquos Crystal is equipped with a 5-inch display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution, which is admittedly not that sharp considering most new devices are packing 1080p displays at a minimum these days, a frameless structure that measures 67mm wide, Harman Kardon audio, LTE support, Android 4.4, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, according to Engadget. That’s not much to call home about, so we expect that this will come with a low up-front cost, or some other incentive that will attract consumers.

The Aquos Crystal is set to hit the market on August 29 in Japan, and it’s possible it will land just as early or sooner in the United States. Meanwhile, the Aquos Crystal X, with its 5.5-inch 1080p display, won’t launch until at least December.


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...