Japanese company Sharp has unveiled its first Android One phone, the Aquos 507SH in the home country. The Sharp Aquos 507SH is also Japan’s first Android One phone made in collaboration with Google. Unfortunately, there is no pricing detail announced for the Aquos 507SH Android One smartphone as of now. The company has revealed that the Aquos 507SH will be going on sale in Japan via Y!Mobile this month.
Google says that the Sharp Aquos 507SH Android One phone comes with 18 months of guaranteed Android updates from the company.
The Aquos 507SH features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IGZO LCD 2.5D display and sports Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and rear panels. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Aquos 507SH is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) processor (quad-core 1.2GHz + quad-core 1.5GHz) coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The smartphone supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 200GB). The Aquos 507SH smartphone is water and dust resistant and comes with IPX8 certification which means it can survive in water for 30 minutes in up to 1 metre depth. It packs 3010mAh battery and supports quick charging. The company however is not bundling the quick charger with the smartphone.
Sharp Aquos 507SH sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with full-HD video recording and there is a 5-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options in the Aquos 507SH include 4G, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g /n, and Micro-USB. It measures 142x71x8.8mm and weighs 135 grams.