Sharp has recently launched the Aquos S3 Mini in China and Zhongsheng Luo, the Global CEO of Sharp and InFocus Mobiles has today confirmed through his Weibo account that Sharp will be launching the Aquos S3 on March 28 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is the very same handset that was expected to launch in January this year. The handset has already been certified by regulatory bodies like Taiwan’s NCC and China’s TENAA.
Sharp is one of the first companies to launch full screen design smartphones. The Aquos S3 will be arriving as a successor phone for the Aquos S2 smartphone that was launched last year in August. The S2 was launched as the world’s smallest 5.5-inch mobile phone.
According to Luo, the upcoming Aquos S3 will be arriving as the world’s smallest 6-inch smartphone. He added that the S3 is also the world’s first notch-enabled full-screen phone using TF COF technology. The handset will be deliver a stunning screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent. After getting announced on March 28, the handset will be also debut in Taiwan on April 1.
The above shown launch invitation of the Sharp Aquos S3 shows that the handset will be equipped with a notch like the iPhone X. The leaked photos of the Aquos S3 that have appeared in the past have already revealed that it will be also equipped with vertically arranged dual rear cameras.
The TENAA listing of the smartphone has revealed that it will be arriving with 5.99-inch display. Because of the notch, it may support an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 660 would be powering the phone. The 64 GB and 128 GB storage models of the phone may respectively feature 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM. For photography, it will be equipped with 13-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual rear cameras and a front-facing camera of 16-megapixel. The handset will be running on Android Nougat OS and it will be arriving with a 3,100mAh battery.