Sharp X1 is A Japanese Android One Smartphone
The Japanese company, Sharp, has announced its latest addition, the Sharp X1, to its smartphone line-up. Google’s not-so-successful Android One program, Google announced a new program called Android Go at Google I/O 2017, it says it isn’t a replacement for the Android One program.
The difference is that Android Go is aimed at the entry-level market while Android One is for the mid-range market and the specs of the Sharp X1 confirms that. The Sharp Aquos 507SH is the company’s first and also the first Android One device in Japan.
The Sharp X1 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage with expansion via MicroSD. The device will feature a 5.3-inch IGZO display, with FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The rear-facing camera is a 16.4-megapixel sensor with LED flash, whilst the front-facing selfie shooter is an 8-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens.
It has 3,900 mAh battery, Sharp claims that the device will last up to four days of usage. The Sharp X1 will come with a front-facing fingerprint scanner located at the bottom of the device. There is also a USB-C port for connectivity.
Another feature the Sharp X1 has is support for FeliCa, contactless payment solution from Sony. Sharp X1 runs on Android 7.0(Nougat).
The Sharp X1 will be exclusive to the Japanese market and will be sold by mobile carrier Y! Mobile.