Updated: Sharp's bezel-free Aquos Crystal phone is breaking out of Japan

Update: And it’s main – the bezel-bare Sharp Aquos Crystal is breaking out of Japan, however it’s only headed to the US for now.

The guts of this smartphone could be mid range however it’s the almost entirely bezel-less display that’s got people talking. Sharp’s 5-inch panel comes in at 720p and looks rather darn sensational.

Aligning with previously-spilled specs, the phone is verified to come with a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8GB of storage. Then there’s an 8MP rear video camera and a 1.2 MP snapper on the front.

The phone is going to United States network Sprint, along with its Boost Mobile and Virgin brands, it was verified in a press statement, however there’s been no word on a UK or larger release yet.

The US release date is also unofficial today, however the phone will be striking Japan on August 29.

Pre-paid networks Boost and Virgin will certainly offer the Android 4.4.2 device for $149.99. On Sprint Easy Pay, consumers can manage with $0 down and 24 month-to-month payments of $10. Virgin will certainly bring the handset in black, Boost in white and both colors will certainly be available at Sprint.

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Sharp is best known for producing home items like great-looking Televisions and ultra-efficient microwaves. After dominating home appliances, Sharp’s next step looks to be turning itself into a global smartphone maker of note.

The Japanese electronics firm has announced two brand-new Aquos Crystal smartphones consisting of one that’s making its means stateside by means of Sprint.

While the Aquos Crystal’s name may sound sparkly, it’s a 5-inch display with a so-so 1280 x 720 resolution.

The most excellent feature about the phone is its sharp and thin rectangular design with almost no bezel around the screen. Thinner bezels not just look better, they likewise make it easier to hold handsets with massive screens like the LG G3.

Low bar

Harman Kardon contributed to designing the Aquos Crystal’s sound processing technology. Previously the audio expert helped tune a scandal sheet HTC One M8 launched solely for Sprint.

The phone otherwise is relatively plain with middling specs starting with yesteryear’s 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which we’ve actually seen on other spending plan handsets like the Moto G.

It likewise has 1.5 GB of RAM and Android 4.4.2 KitKat running on 8GB of internal storage. Camera-wise users will not find much to email to home about in between its 8-megapixel rear shooter or 1.2 MP front-facing sensing unit.

The battery is a suitable 2,040 mAh.

Sprint to the finish

Sprint’s parent company, the Japanese telecomm SoftBank, will supposedly release the 5-inch handset on August 29.

SoftBank will also introduce a larger 5.5-inch Aquos Crystal X in Japan this December. As a slight step up from the Aquos Crystal, Sharp’s model X will basically be the business’s phablet gadget complete with a 1080p screen, more recent 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 13MP cam.

There’s no word on if or when the Aquos Crystal X may concern the United States, however it resembles yet another Oriental smartphone maker is wishing to join the fray along with Samsung, LG and lesser-knowns like Huawei.