Japanese company Sharp has unveiled new Android One phone, the X1 in the home country. The Sharp X1 is now Sharp’s third Android One phone made in collaboration with Google. The company has revealed that the X1 is now available for purchase in Japan via Y!Mobile that comes with the monthly contract price.
The operating system, of course, is Android 7.1 Nougat, completely stock version as all Android One devices and comes with the same promise of monthly security updates for two years, along with one major update. According to the company, new X1 packs a 3900 mAh battery and is rated to deliver usage time of up to 4 days, thanks to the combination of SoC and excellent battery.
The Sharp X1 also supports waterproof (IPX 5 / IPX 8) and dustproof (IPX 6) rating, so it can be used under 12.5 liters water up to 3 minutes. It is also compatible with FeliCa – a popular smart card system used in Asian countries for banking and transit – for use in Android Pay.
Sharp X1 Specifications
This new Sharp device features 5.3-inch IGZO display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The handset is powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor is accompanies a faster clock rate of 1.4 GHz. It also comes with a 3GB of RAM which implies it will be more proficient for multitasking and 32GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded via microSD card up to 256GB.
For optics, the Sharp X1 flaunts a 16.4-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie and video calling. It packs a 3900mAh battery with that can deliver up to 18.5 hours of talk time, up to 710 hours of standby time on LTE network. On the connectivity front, includes 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C and 3.5mm audio jack options.