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Sharp's amazing Aquos Crystal coming to Sprint for 239 USD

Scott Adam Gordon
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Yesterday Japanese manufacturer Sharp introduced its beautiful looking, near bezel-less smartphone, the Aquos Crystal. Today we have learned that the unique device will find its way to carrier Sprint (who are also owned by Sharp's parent company SoftBank) for the extremely attractive price of 239 USD off-contract. 

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We've never seen anything quite like the Aquos Crystal design. / © Sprint

Though we don't have a release date quite yet, we do know that the Japanese release is August 29th, and we expect the device will make its way to the US shortly after. Here are some of the key features:

  • Harman’s LiveStage™ provides a more lifelike headphone listening experience by adding dimension to the sound.
  • Clari-Fi™ technology improves digital sound quality by restoring all types of compressed digital music.
  • Clip Now, which takes screenshots with one swipe and saves them with an embedded URL for easy sharing.
  • 8 MP rear-facing and 1.2 MP front-facing cameras.
  • Crystal clear HD Voice.
  • Embedded 2,040mAh battery.
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB (RAM) and 8 GB (ROM).

The Aquos Crystal X, a premium version of the same device, is due for a release in Winter 2014, and we are equally excited to see what that has to offer. Here's hoping Sprint attach another reasonable price tag to the Crystal X.

What do you think of the Aquos Crystal? For 239 USD it seems like a very interesting prospect, with a completely unique design and decent specifications. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or head over to the AndroidPIT forum to join in the discussion.

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  • Nathan Pallas 2 months ago Link

    I think this is a fantastic handset for the price, but proof is in the pudding as they say.

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      Scott Adam Gordon 2 months ago Link

      The pictures of it look great and the specs are good for the price, but yeah I'd love to go hands-on with it to see what the actual usability is like! Hopefully we will get one soon

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      • Saem Sarguroh 2 months ago Link

        The video in the other post about this phone showed lags here and there and unresponsive clicks sometimes and when he pulled down the notification bar, it was waaaayy tooo up to be able to access by one hand. He tried operating the phone one hand but it lead to him trying to extend his thumb and his palm clicking on the screen due to low bezels (for example when he operates camera and tries to click on some icon on the right but first his palm clicks somewhere else and after that still he couldnt make it to the icon and ends up clicking somewhere in between to focus takes a pic and exits the camera lol)

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        Scott Adam Gordon 2 months ago Link

        I know. Disappointing :(

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  • Random Username 1 month ago Link

    I hope Sharp brings those beautiful phones to Europe some day...

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