Shortly after introducing the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo announced the upcoming availability of Sharp AQUOS SH-01D Android smartphone.The handset will be available beginning December 2 for a price that will be disclosed in due time. Most likely it won’t hit shelves outside Japan, at least not this year.
Just like most of Sharp’s smartphones, the AQUOS SH-01D is water- and dust-proof. In addition, the phone packs all sorts of advanced technologies that are available on a large scale in Japan.
The phone sports a brilliant 4.5-inch LCD HD capacitive touchscreen display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, which is based on Sharp’s AQUOS technology that offers amazing image quality.
In this regard, the phone provides an immersive 3D experience via its parallax barrier system, which allows users to watch 3D content without wearing glasses.
Furthermore, the AQUOS SH-01D embeds “Eco Tech” support function that provides longer battery life. With ‘Eco-Tech’ users will be able take control of various settings of the LCD backlight power and make the necessary adjustments in order to extend the battery life.
On the inside, the smartphone is powered by a 1 GHz dual core TI OMAP4430 processor and packs a microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). The carrier also confirms that the handset will be delivered with a free 2GB memory card in the sales package.
Sharp AQUOS SH-01D boasts an enhanced 12.1-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording capabilities.
Other interesting features include built-in GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, integrated TV tuner, and DLNA function.
The smartphone is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, but it won’t come as a surprise if it gets the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade next year.
According to the carrier, the phone’s battery should provide up to 260 hours of standby time or up to 7 hours of talk time in 3G mode.