Who would ever consider Japan as a target for Google’s Android One project? You know – Japan, the most advanced mobile country in the world. What would Android One be needed there for? We haven’t figured that out, but the Sharp X1 has announced another Android One smartphone for that country. The first was Sharp 507SH released in 2016. Others have included Y!Mobile Kyocera S2 and Y!Mobile Sharp S1.
But the Sharp X1 Android One is all shades of badass. In addition to running stock Android, it has three water and dust resistant ratings – IP6X, IPX5, and IPX8, plus digital TV and FeliCa. Felica is an early form of NFC developed by Sony and is used for contactless card payments. In Japan, Apple Pay uses Felica. Chances are that Android Pay will ride on this too in the country.
Sharp X1 Android One Specifications
Network and Software
- GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G: LTE
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Dimensions: 152 x 74 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 169 g
- Display: 5.3 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (416 PPI), IGZO LCD
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope, Orientation, Magnetometer
- Build: IP6X / IPX5 / IPX8 dust and water resistance
- Colours: Dark Purple, Mint Green, and White
- Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-Core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
- Processor Name: Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435
- Graphics Processor: Adreno 505
- RAM: 3 GB
- Internal Storage: 32 GB
- External Storage: Dedicated MicroSD card up to 256 GB
- Rear: 16.4 megapixels, auto-focus, and LED flash
- Video recording: Yes
- Front-facing: 8 megapixels
- Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
- Loudspeaker: Mono
- Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
- FM Radio: NA
- Bluetooth: v4.2
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- GPS: Yes
- USB: microUSB v2.0
- Miscellaneous: Digital TV. Felica for e-payments
- Battery: Non-removable 3,900 mAh
- Announcement: June 30th, 2017
- Availability: July 2017
- Launch Price: ¥70,524 / $628
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