This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Sharp will release SIM-free models of its Android smartphone "AQUOS sense4" from November 27th. The estimated market price is in the late 30,000 yen range (excluding tax).
The biggest selling point is that it is a SIM-free model that can be purchased from electronics retail stores, not from major mobile carriers. After purchase, you can use it by inserting a SIM of your favorite carrier.
Although it does not support the latest communication standard "5G", it supports 4G, such as Docomo, au, Softbank, Rakuten Mobile, etc. Specific mobile communication standards and frequency bands (Band) are as follows
LTE: Band 1 / 3 / 5 / 5 / 8 / 12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 19 / 39 / 41
3G: Band 1 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 8 / 19
GMS: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
It supports DSDV (Dual SIM Dual VoLTE), which allows you to use a combination of two SIM cards, one of which doubles as a microSDXC card slot.
The phone has a standard camera (f/2.0) and a wide-angle camera (f/2.4) of about 12 megapixels and a telephoto camera (f/2.4) of about 8 megapixels on the back, and an 8 megapixels camera (f/2.0) on the front.
The display is about 5.8-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) IGZO LCD. The OS is pre-installed with Android 10. The OS is pre-loaded with Android 10. Despite its mid-range price point, it is configured with a Snapdragon 720G SoC, 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage, and an internal battery of 4570mAh.
It is shockproof according to MIL-STD-810G standards, IPX5 and IPX8 waterproofing, and IP6X dustproof. It also features a "Pay Trigger" that allows users to launch the payment app by pressing and holding the fingerprint sensor for a few seconds.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.