Sharp Aquos S3 Mini Launched with Notched Screen, Snapdragon 630, 6 GB RAM and 1,599 Yuan (`$252) Pricing

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Sharp has launched a new mid-range phone called Sharp Aquos S3 Mini. The handset is now listed on with a pricing of 1,599 Yuan (~$252).

Sharp Aquos S3 Mini Specifications and Features

The Aquos S3 Mini features an Essential Phone like display that features a small notch at the top that houses the selfie camera. The rear side of the phone features a 2.5D glass panel. It measures 142.7 x 73 x 7.8mm and it weighs 140 grams. It can be availed in colors like black, blue and gold.

The Aquos S3 Mini is fitted with a 5.5-inch InCell display that offers a screen-to-body ratio of 87.5 percent. It produces screen resolution of 2040 x 1080 pixels. The display that supports 135 percent sRGB color gamut. The screen is surrounded by slim bezels, but the bottom bezel is a bit thick as it houses a fingerprint scanner embedded home button. It can be also used for authenticating payments.

The mid-range phone is powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset such as Sharp Aquos S2, Nokia 7, Nokia 6 (2018), Moto X4 Android One, Sony Xperia XA2, ASUS ZenFone 5Q and HTC U11 Life. The SoC of the Aquos S3 Mini is coupled with 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It comes with a native storage of 64 GB. For additional storage, it features a microSD card slot. The handset is packed with a 3,020mAh battery that supports 5V/2V charging.

The rear side of the Sharp Aquos S3 Mini is equipped with a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The notch at the front houses a 20-megapixel front-facing camera that supports AI portrait shots. The handset is preinstalled with Android 7.1.1 Nougat that is overlaid with Sharp’s Smile UX. The Face Unlock feature on the S3 Mini can be used to unlock in just 0.1 seconds.

It also features a game mode that allow users to enjoy games without any interference from incoming messages and calls. The other features of the S3 Mini include USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE and GPS. It lacks NFC.

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Sharp Aquos S3 Mini Pricing and Availability

The Sharp Aquos S3 Mini is up for reservations on Jingdong Mall. It will be available for buying starting from March 30 with a pricing of 1,599 Yuan (~$252).