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Sharp Unveils the Aquos Mini and a New Flip Phone

by Jacob Kleinman | January 19, 2015January 19, 2015 12:30 pm PDT

Last year, Sharp blew us away with the Aquos Crystal, an Android handset with barely any bezel to be seen. Now the company is back with two new devices, the compact Aquos mini and a new flip phone.

The Aquos mini isn’t quite as compact as the Crystal, but the company’s still managed to offer some impressively thin bezels for the new device. It comes equipped with a 4.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, Android 4.4, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter, and a 2120mAh battery that should last two or three days per charge thanks to the Sharp’s IGZO screen technology. It’s also water-resistant and comes in blue, white, black or pink.

Meanwhile, the Aquos K is a pretty stylish flip phone with some impressive specs. It sports a 3.4-inch LCD display, a 1410mAh battery, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a waterproof design. It comes in black, white and red variants.

Sharp hasn’t revealed pricing or availability for the new phones, though for now it looks like both devices could be limited to Japan. We’d love to see the Aquos mini arrive in the U.S., where it could be a real mid-range contender depending on how much Sharp plans to charge.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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