Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sharp is gearing up for a new mid-range smartphone with the model number Sharp FS8032. Dubbed as the Sharp AQUOS S3, it will be the successor to the Sharp AQUOS S2 launched last year in August. The device has been recently certified by Taiwan’s certification body NCC and has been spotted in TENAA and benchmarking website GeekBench.
The live images of the smartphone have been spotted in the database of the National Communications Commission (NCC). The images reveal a design similar to its predecessor the S2 with its glass body and aluminium frame but with very narrow bezels giving it a modern premium look. For making space for the display, the company has shifted the fingerprint sensor to the back. The power button and the volume rocker are stacked in the right side whereas the SIM tray is placed on the left.
Sharp AQUOS S3 Live Image
According to the previous leaks, the Sharp AQUOS S3 is expected to sport a 5.99 inch IPS LCD with a resolution of FHD+(2,040 x 1080 pixels) protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630/ 660 chipset with an Adreno 308 GPU with two memory versions: 4 GB RAM + 64 GB internal space and 6 GB RAM +`128 GB internal space.
The Aquos S3 will offer dual camera setup stacked in a vertical arrangement on the rear consisting of 12 MP and 13 MP camera sensors and a 16 MP camera sensor on the front for selfies and video calling. The device will run on Android 8.0 Oreo and it is backed by 3200mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS and more. There will also be a USB Type-C. The device measures 142.7 x 73 x 7.8 mm and weighs 140 grams. It will be available in Obsidian Black, Gold, and Blue colour variants.
The Sharp AQUOS S3 will be officially unveiled in Taiwan on 16 January. The company has already sent invitations to the media event.