The front profile
The front profile

Sharp reveals a high performance version of their latest line of smartphones, the Sharp Aquos Crystal X at CES 2015.

The back profile
The back profile

After a surprise appearance in the US market with the Aquos Crystal under SPRINT telco in America, it’s edgeless, almost zero bezel display becomes the salient notable feature. Now the Japanese company is launching a beefier, more impressive version. It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise considering Sharp is one of the top manufacturers of LCD for titans like Apple. In Japan, Sharp models are pretty much famous for their ultra-thin bezels.

Side profile
Side profile, red coloured version

The model features a 5.5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, VoLTE, Harmon Kardon sound system, quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and a 2610mAh battery. The camera is a standard 13MP back with LED flash with a 1.2MP front camera.

Dimensions wise it is comes in at around 139 x 73 x 11mm, which is quite compact in comparison to other high end flagship models currently in the market, like the LG G3 which measures around 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm.

The Aquos Crystal X runs on Android KitKat right out of the box and is available in 3 colours – black, white and red/pink. So far, Sharp hasn’t indicated if they going to release this model in US or anywhere in the world for that matter. In Japan, the phone has been in the market since 13 December 2014.

Check out their rather unique Japan advertisement below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPG4Vn5ku4Y

Source: Ars Technica , PhoneArena & Sharp Japan

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