Last year, it was revealed that Sharp would be making its entry into Europe in Q2 2018. The info was actually confirmed at IFA 2017 by the company’s CEO, Jeng-Wu Tai. While Sharp has not revealed when the first device will launch, its product lineup for the new market has leaked online complete with specs and price.
There are five phones in all and they cut across all categories. What is unusual is that all five phones are targeted to launch in June. However, it is possible availability will be different. Below are the phones, their specs, and prices:
The Sharp E-F1 is a flagship and its specs confirm so. It will have a 6.0” Free Form Display with a WQHD+ resolution (3040 x 1440). The screen has a notch at the top similar to that of the Essential PH-1. It is not completely bezel-less as there is a bit of bezel at the bottom which is home to a fingerprint scanner.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is support for adding up to an additional 128GB of storage. It also has a dual SIM tray.
The Sharp E-F1 packs a 22.6MP + 16MP dual combo on the rear and a 16.3MP front facing camera. It has a 3,000mAh battery and a recommended retail price of €999.
The Sharp E-P1 is classified as a premier phone which is different from the flagship and even different from high-end as you will see in the rest of the line-up.
The Sharp E-P1 has a 5.99-inch Free Form Display with a FHD+ resolution. There is a large rectangular notch at the top. It has a Snapdragon 660 mobile platform on board with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
There are dual cameras on the rear too (12MP + 13MP) and a 16MP front facing camera. It has dual SIM support and a 3,200mAh battery. Recommended retail price is €799.
This is classified as high-end. The screen is 5.5” with a 2040 x 1080 resolution. It also has a circular notch at the top that houses the 20MP front camera. Rear camera is a single 16MP sensor.
There is a Snapdragon 630 processor under the hood. RAM is 4GB and storage is 64GB. A memory card slot let’s you add up to 128GB more of storage. It also has dual SIM support and packs a 3,020mAh battery. It is expected to sell for €499.
The E-M1 is a mid-range phone with a 5.7” HD+ display. It is powered by MediaTek’s MT6750T processor and has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
There are two cameras – a 13MP + 8MP sensors – on the rear, while a single 13MP sensor sits in front. It has dual SIM support and a larger 4,000mAh battery. Price is put at €399.
The E-L1 is a mid-low phone according to the classification. It has the same display as the E-M1 above. A quad-core MT6737T processor powers it and there is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
Sharp has slapped dual cameras on the rear – 13MP + 5MP and an 8MP front facing camera. It has dual SIM support and a 4,000mAh battery. It will launch for €249.