Last year, Sharp launched its latest high-end smartphone called Sharp S2 with display notch in China. It came in two variants powered by Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 processors. Today, the company has unveiled a new smartphone called Sharp S3 Mini in China. This is the same device that was listed on TENAA with the model number FS8018. From the front, both the Sharp S2 and S3 Mini looks almost similar. On the rear, the Sharp S3 Mini lacks the dual camera setup and comes with a shiny finish glass back body.
As seen on the Sharp S2, the S3 Mini also sports a front-facing fingerprint sensor. It comes with a 5.5-inch In-cell display that offers Full HD+ (2040 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 17:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device comes powered by the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It includes 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 128GB using a MicroSD card slot.
The Sharp S3 Mini runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the custom Smile UX UI on top. Sharp is also integrating its own AI assistant called Robos. The Sharp S3 Mini also supports dual SIM dual standby with VoLTE connectivity. Talking about the cameras, there is a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 20MP front camera with the same f/2.0 aperture. It is backed by a 3,020mAh non-removable battery that only supports up to 5V/2A (10W) fast charging.
Along with the fingerprint sensor, the Sharp S3 Mini can be securely unlocked using face unlock. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, and USB Type-C port. It measures 142.7 x 73 x 7.8 mm and weighs 140 grams. The Sharp S3 Mini will be available in Black, Blue, and Gold color options. It is priced at 1599 Yuan (approx $252 / Rs. 16,500) and will go on sale later this month. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!