Sharp has unveiled a new smartphone that is greatly different from its recent releases. Not only does it drop the “Aquos” name, the Sharp Pi is an entry level smartphone with a traditional 16:9 display.
With respect to design, the Sharp Pi has a polycarbonate body with faux antenna lines at the back. There is also a speaker grille positioned at the bottom left corner of the phone’s rear. Sharp has also left the bezels super big on this phone.
The Sharp Pi was launched in Vietnam and Indonesia. It has a 5.2” HD display, 2GB of RAM, and is powered by a MT6737T quad-core processor. Built-in storage is 16GB but is expandable via a microSD card slot.
Sharp has included two dual cameras on the back of the Pi. One is a 13MP sensor and the other is a 2MP sensor. For selfies, it packs an 8MP sensor. The front of the phone is also home to a fingerprint scanner buried underneath the home button.
The Sharp Pi runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It has a 3000mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
In Vietnam, the Sharp Pi is priced at 2,990,000 Dong (~$131) while it sells for 1,899,000 Rupiah (~$133) in Indonesia. It is already available in both countries.