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New Sharp AQUOS SH-03G features slow motion video, screen-to-body ratio and fingerprint scanner in Japan

Christian Jay Magowan  —  3 years ago ( May 15, 2015 )    |    Mobile

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Japan, NTT Docomo together with Sharp unveils the new AQUOS Zeta SH-03G handset with record pinning screen-to-body design that has been with Sharp’s latest arsenal in the mobile market. It is also one of those devices with phablet size displays yet in a compact, more conventional smartphone size thanks to Sharp’s narrowed bezels. The display comes from Sharp’s own R&D division with its IGZO display technology in 1080p resolution.

Feature-wise, the AQUOS Zeta is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC with 3 GB of RAM and 32 of storage space on-board. The display measures at 5.5-inch and features a close to none side bezels and features Sharps own low-power IGZO display that delivers a full-HD resolution of pleasure viewing. The main camera on the back is equipped with a 13 Megapixel sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology and a wide f/1.9″ aperture with GR Cerfified lens from Ricoh and single LED flash to assist in low light conditions.

While bringing new trends in smartphone design. Sharp also features enhancements particularly in imaging department, aside from the usual camera features found on every smartphone on the planet, Sharp incorporates are wider range of options with the new AQUOS Zeta as it comes with a breathtaking slow-motion capture capabilities which handles videos under 480p in 210 frames per second (fps) and interpolate the image further to 2100 fps. As our source suggested, the AQUOS Zeta could slow down 30 fps videos to 70 per cent from its normal frame rate giving us a highly detailed, “never miss a thing” moments in video recording. Videos captured are further enhanced with the handset’s build-in DTS dolby surround chip for high-quality audio.

With the new handset, Sharp has incorporated a fingerprint scanner on the back to get keep its pace inline with other high-end top of the line smartphone manufacturers in the market and provide a more secure, convenient and better alternative for both online purchases and phone security. Also Sharp explicitly included a metal side rim on the AQUOS Zeta that houses the LED notification lights which are also customized by users to lit up differently colored LED lights for notifications, alerts or perhaps just the fun of it that follows the beat of the music that users are playing.

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The smartphone is powered by a 3000 mAh battery which it claims to last up to 2 days of normal use in a single charge and runs on a close to vanilla variant of Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop with a very minimal skinning from Sharp. Sharp also added a one-handed operation for the new AQUOS Zeta where it let the display shrink the user interface for an easier operation.

The Sharp AQUOS Zeta is a certified waterproof device and is currently being made exclusively for the Japanese market. Though it’s quite uncertain but we hope to get this device in our local shores or perhaps an international version of the handset with full compatibility on our wireless networks. Here in the Philippines, Sharp had already release some of their devices locally and with the goodies the AQUOS Zeta phone brings, it’s more likely that Filipino users to take notice of the handset’s features easily and may well fit as a potential alternative from other, more expensive competing products.

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Christian Jay Magowan

A Medtech by Profession and a big fan of gadgets and whatever technology has for the world. I scour for anything technology and science to provide you with what’s hot in this side of space.