Sharp S3 is the latest Android One smartphone by the Japanese manufacturer. The Sharp S3 succeeds the S2 and runs on stock Android Oreo 8.0. The company has partnered with Google and as a result, the buyers will be covered with 24 months of Android updates and three years of security updates. Needless to say, the Sharp S3 is more powerful than its predecessor and offers a refreshed design.
The Sharp S3 features a 5-inch FHD IGZO display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 paired with 3GB of RAM. On the storage front, the device offers 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable up to 256GB. Camera options on the S3 include a 5-Megapixel front sensor and a 13.1-Megapixel secondary sensor along with LED flash. The physical keys are placed on the right side of the phone and the polycarbonate casing lacks exuberance.
The Sharp S3 is backed by a 2,700mAh non-removable battery and will come with the Android 8.0 Oreo. Yet another mention worthy feature is the IPX5/8 certification for waterproofing and dust proofing. Apart from the borderline boring design, the Sharp S3 also misses out on a fingerprint sensor. The device is available in Blue, Black, White and Pink colors and is priced at 32,400 yen ($298/Rs 18,980). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB Type-C. At this juncture, the Sharp S3 is only available in Japan but is likely to be introduced in Taiwan at a later stage. We should be getting our first look of the Sharp S3 during the Mobile World Congress next month.
Sharp S3 Features and Specifications
- 5-inch FHD IGZO display
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB RAM
- 32GB Internal memory expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot
- 13.1-Megapixel Primary camera with LED flash
- 5-Megapixel secondary
- Water and Dust Resistance (IPX5/IPX8)
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- 2,700mAh battery
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB Type-C