The stunning Sharp Aquos Crystal is coming to Sprint tomorrow!

August 18, 2014

sharp aquos crystal

Great news, Sprint customers. You will get to turn heads everywhere you go thanks to the “frameless” Sharp Aquos Crystal coming to Sprint soon.

We just reported that the Aquos Crystal will become available in Japan with Softbank later this month, but we were pretty sure that the stunning device won’t ever make it to other countries. We’re happy to report that we were wrong! The Aquos Crystal is coming to Softbank subsidiary Sprint, and, very likely, it will be announced tomorrow.

The information comes from a press release put out by Sharp, as well as from descriptions of stock photographs by Getty Images. There’s no official announcement by Sprint yet, but the carrier has an event scheduled for tomorrow under the “Take the edge off” tagline. Also, notice the crystal background of the teaser invite…

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Sprint and Softbank co-developed the device together with Sharp, but Sprint will probably offer the Aquos Crystal under a different branding in the US.

The Japanese Aquos Crystal packs a 5-inch HD LCD display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, a 2040 mAh battery, 8GB of storage, and Harman Kardon sound enhancements, similar to Sprint’s special edition One (M8). I know what you’re thinking – the specs scream mid-range, but that special design may be a stronger selling point for some. Also, Sprint’s version could differ significantly from the Japanese model in terms of specs.

The Aquos Crystal is 10 millimeters thick and weighs 140 grams. The phone’s distinctive edge-to-edge screen features beveled edges, creating a lens effect that highlights the thin margins. A Full HD 5.5-inch version dubbed Aquos Crystal X is coming to Softbank Japan from December, but it’s not clear for now if that model will ever cross the Pacific.

Expect more details after the Sprint official event tomorrow.

Comments

  • Marc Perrusquia

    Those specs kill it.

    • MasterMuffin

      But if this 5″ model is coming, the 5.5″ one will probably come later too. The 5.5″ one is a flagship.

      • JayMars84

        But I’d rather have the flagship also be no bigger than 5″. Oh, and off Sprint. :-)

        • MasterMuffin

          Can’t have everything :P

      • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

        Whether your a fan of the “bezel-less” design or not this device is certainly one to behold. It’s good to see there’s some friendly competition for Sony in their own backyard that isn’t Apple or Samsung.

    • greeninja

      Sprint is the big killer here.

  • chanman

    C’est merveilleux…

  • Roberto Tomás

    tiny cpu, tiny storage, tiny battery — its just a nice, min-range phone (well, until september when all the mid range phones start to look like the oneplus one).

  • walg

    dat bezel tho

  • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

    The real story here is that Sprint might finally has at least something desirable and competitive to offer; which is to say the killer phones Softbank gets in Japan. And yes, dat bezel tho :)

  • BK_BRAWLER

    Snapdragon 400? Is that what I really read? Lol I believe a old IPhone 3gs is faster. Lame specs

  • Flip Jumpman

    Looks nice but why the low specs? Also, is it just me or is the back speaker placement terrible…

  • Dean Weaver

    I agree, the specs are poor – but it looks fantastic….

  • anon

    the bottom bezel the specs and the fact that it is a sprint exclusive are all turn offs but very cool phone