Sharp is reportedly gearing up for the release of a new smartphone on the shelves in China, namely the dual-SIM capable Sharp SH530.
The company hasn’t provided specific info on the device as of yet, but the phone has already been spotted at large, with a 5-inch touchscreen display on the front.
Interestingly enough, although if features such a large display, the new smartphone
does not appear set to enter the high-end segment of the market.
In fact, it should land with mid-level capabilities, most probably set to keep its cost down once it is made available for purchase on the Chinese market, AndroidGreed notes
The large screen is said to boast a WVGA (800×480 pixels) resolution, and should hide a 1GHz dual-core MTK MT6577 application processor beneath it.
The handset would pair the dual-core CPU with 512MB of RAM, as well as with 16GB of internal memory. It’s yet uncertain whether it would feature a microSD memory card slot as well.
On the back, the new device would sport a 5-megapixel photo snapper with video recording capabilities, complemented by a 1.3MP camera on the front for making video calls.
Other specifications of the new device
also include support for HSPA connectivity (up to 7.2Mbps), A-GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and the like. The handset will also pack two SIM card slots.
The new Sharp SH530 is said to measure 140 x 80.85 x 9.9 mm and to weigh 176 grams. The mobile phone is said to be running under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
According to a recent post on ePrice Hong Kong
, the new Sharp smartphone should hit shelves in China very soon, with a price tag of around $300 attached to it.
Sharp hasn’t provided official info on the new device as of yet, but it might not be too long before it does that, so stay tuned to learn additional details on the smartphone.