Sharp’s much anticipated re-entry into the European smartphone market has finally happened this year, and the Japanese company has unveiled a new member of its lineup at IFA today, following the launch of the Aquos C10 and B10 last month.
The new model is the Aquos D10, and while it’s the highest-end of the bunch, it’s still far from a proper flagship. It features a 5.99″ 18:9 1080×2160 “Free Form Display” with a claimed 91% screen-to-body ratio, and a rather prominent notch. It’s an LCD panel, by the way, no OLED here.
At the helm we find Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage alongside. The phone has dual-SIM functionality, NFC, a USB-C port, Bluetooth 4.0, as well as Gorilla Glass 3 both on the front and the back.
The main camera system consists of a 12 MP 1/2.56″ sensor with 1.4 μm pixels and a secondary 13 MP 1/3.42″ telephoto sensor with 1.0 μm pixel size which is used for optical zoom. Selfies are taken care of by a 16 MP snapper.
The Sharp D10 runs Android 8.0 with the company’s own UI overlay on top. A fingerprint scanner is on the back. The handset measures 148.2 x 74.2 x 8 mm, and weighs 165g. It’s kept running by a 2,900 mAh battery.
It tops out at Cat.4 LTE connectivity, which allows for theoretical maximum downloads of 150Mbps and uploads of 50Mbps, and it boasts face unlocking abilities.
The D10 will be priced at 399, and will become available in September.