Sharp Aquos P1 with Snapdragon 820 SoC Debuts in Taiwan
After recently grabbing the bragging right to the first Android One smartphone ever in Japan; Sharp has returned to the Taiwanese market after pulling out over four (4) years ago with the Sharp Aquos P1. The high-end device is available in Taiwan via Chunghwa Telecom for a price equivalent to around US$ 649 (TWD 20,990).
The Sharp Aquos P1 is reportedly selling on NTT DOCOMO in Japan as the AQUOS ZETA SH-04H; on SoftBank as the AQUOS Xx3 (506SH) and on KDDI and Okinawa Cellular as the AQUOS SERIE SHV3. It sports a 5.3-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IGZO LCD display and backed by a 3000mAh battery.
The device is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) processor clocked at 2.2GHz paired along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB built-in storage space which is expandable up to 200GB. It is equiped Single SIM slot (Nano) and boots Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
In the camera department, there is a rear facing 23MP camera with CMOS sensor and a front facing 5MP camera for selfies and video chats. The Sharp Aquos P1 supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks in Japan as well as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and LTE Advanced.
Other connectivity options onboard include Bluetooth 4.2, NFC Type A/B and Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The Aquos P1 is IP5X and IPX8 compliant for water proof and dustproof standard. There is a fingerprint sensor onboard (which appears to be on the side).