Sharp's New Phones Have Such Little Bezel it's Ridiculous

By Darren Orf on at

Today Sharp announced two new virtually bezel-less smartphones under the "Aquos Crystal" banner and one will be making its way across the Pacific from Japan to the US. No word on any European release, so until then, let's ogle the beauty of this thing.

The Aquos Crystal flaunts premium quality but at heart it's actually a pretty mid-range option. It comes with a 5-inch, 720p screen, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of onboard storage with expandable microSD storage up to 128 GB. It'll also ship with Android 4.4.2 and have a decently sized 2,040 mAh battery. For audio, Sharp partnered with Harman Kardon for sound processing and compatibility with the ONYX Studio bluetooth speaker, according to a SoftBank (Sprint's Owner) press release.

But forget the specs because, uh, that bezel! Or more accurately the lack thereof. These are the thinnest bezels we've ever seen, even slimmer than the new LG G3. Though whether that makes sense when you're actually using the thing remains to be seen.

Sharp will also be releasing a premium, phablet-sized Aquos Crystal X with a 1080p screen, faster Snapdragon 801 processor and 16GB of onboard storage. Unfortunately it seems like this puppy—the one we'd really want—will most liking remain a Japan exclusive. [Phone Arena]