The World's first Smartphone with an Edgeless display. Sharp AQUOS Crystal and it is now available via Sprint. AQUOS Crystal comes in two colors (Black and White), costs $149.99 off-contract, and, starting today, it can be found in Boost retails stores, as well as at Best Buy.
The AQUOS Crystal is reminiscent of other Sharp handsets that are available only in Japan, and sports a 5-inch 720p IGZO display with almost no bezels on the top and sides. This allows it to be smaller than any other 5-inch smartphone in the US.
The new Sharp smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat, further featuring: LTE, an 8 MP rear camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2040 mAh battery. As you can see, this is not a high-end device, but it seems to be an excellent option, considering its price.
Sharp revealed a new amazing dsiplay, a 4.1-inch IGZO LCD display with a 4K resolution. Such high resolution on a display this size results in the barely believable pixel density of 736ppi almost close to a 1000ppi.
Sharp has pulled off the mind-boggling pixel density by utilizing smaller, 11.5µm pixels. Naturally, having such minuscule pixels allows manufacturers to fit more of them in a display panel. Sharp aims to start mass producing its latest display in 2016.
Mobile phones are on the verge of breaking yet another pixel density record as Sharp just announced its first 4K mobile display. The 5.5" panel has a 4K resolution of 3860 x 2160 pixels for the insane density of 806ppi (the Highest in the world, so far).
The IGZO screen utilizes a conventional RGB matrix, meaning there aren't going to be any issues with sub-pixel rendering. Not that those were very likely given the density of the panel.
Unfortunately mass production of the panel is proving to be tricky and Sharp doesn't expect to be able to achieve it before sometime in 2016. So if you are very eager to try out the new super sharp tech you will have to wait for at least another year.