Sharp Unveils Aquos Crystal 2 With A Bigger, Bezel-less Display

By 07:29 Sun, 25 Jul 2021 Comments

Sharp is back with a successor to the bezel-less Aquos Crystal mid-ranger from last year. The Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 boosts the classy screen size to 5.2", adds basic waterproofing and mobile wallet support. The phone will launch on Softbank in Japan in mid-July, it's not clear when it will hop over to the US.

Sharp Aquos Crystal 2

The Aquos Crystal 2 brings a bigger display (S-PureLED), but keeps the resolution at 720p. The phone has gotten a bit bigger – 136 x 71 x 11mm, 154g – since Sharp couldn’t really create the classy screen bigger at the expense of the bezel as there isn’t much bezel to speak of.

This means things like the selfie capturing camera (2.1MP in this case) have to be moved below the screen. The main capturing camera is still and 8MP shooter, but the Crystal 2 comes with more Random-Access Memory (RAM) (2GB) and more storage (16GB). It's powered by the same Snapdragon chipset though.

Sharp Aquos Crystal 2

The phone has some waterproofing, enough to survive splashes but not submersion. An fascinating addition is Grip Magic, a sensor on the side of the device that detect touches.

Connectivity includes LTE, HD Voice, 2.4Giga Hertz (GHz) Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) b/g/n, NFC, a mobile wallet system and 1-seg mobile TV. Despite the increase in size the battery power hasn’t budged, it's still at 2,030mAh. However, Sharp claims the recent display panel is more power efficient while also being brighter.

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