October 1, 2013
New 4G LTE capable AQUOS phones launched for Japan with super thin bezels
SoftBank Mobile’s president Masayoshi Son has just announced a couple of new smartphones equipped for 4G LTE. Enter the AQUOS PHONE Xx 302SH and the mini 303SH. The larger 302SH model features specs to rival LG’s G2 that also made its recent debut. The specifications of the 302SH are I fact quite similar to the G2, for example both feature a 5.2-inch full HD (1080 x 1920) touchscreen display and are focusing on keeping the bezel around the display as minimum as possible. In the case of the LG G2, it occupies about 75% of the front area. The AQUOS 302SH beats that with a whopping 80.5% of space covered by the display. This is quite an impressive feat for the company and mobile tech as we’re nearing the goal of a true edge-edge display scenario with virtually no bezel at all. Among the various features is a TV Tuner, a translation in real time app, a 16.3 megapixel CMOS camera and a 2600mAh battery. For those who are true outdoorsmen, or simply live in a country prone to monsoons etc. the 302SH is also IPX5/7 class waterproofed. It weighs in at 147g and is just 9.9mm in depth.
Similarly the 303SH model also features an ultra thin bezel but around a smaller 4.5-inch IGZO LCD display that also sports a full HD display. As of now this is the smallest display to feature a 1080 x 1920 pixel (487 ppi) resolution for a mobile device. Thanks to the IGZO LCD, power consumption should also be quite lower than some of the competition. This model is also IPX5/7 compliant and features a 13 megapixel camera as well as a live translation application.
Both the 302SH and 303SH models will be available in December and will ship in a range of colors – pink, white, lapis blue, black – for the former and a wider range including – black, white, blue, turquoise, gold, red, light pink, vivid pink – for the latter device.
[Via – Impress]