Sharp’s Aquos Phone SH930W has been expected to become available in Russia since November, a few days after it was officially announced. However, there was some delay and the phone did not go on sale on schedule for reasons that Sharp did not disclose.
Fortunately, those who have been wanting to get their hands on the phone in Russia may now purchase the smartphone as it has finally hit the market.
The 1080p smartphone, which is Sharp’s new flagship handset, will retail for RUB 21,900, or around US$715. As compared to the price of the SIM-Free HTC Droid DNA in the United States, this handset is much more expensive.
The Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W is packed with a 5-inch Sharp IGZO display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a pixel density of 440 pixels per inch. This display is covered by Gorilla Glass 2 for protection. Inside, it comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage capacity, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960A processor running at the speed of 1.5GHz, and Adreno 225 graphics. It is worth noting that it does not have the option to expand the internal storage with a microSD card. Furthermore, the graphics might not be able to handle 3D games well, according to a benchmark test. Also onboard is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system which has some customizations by the phone maker, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front camera. The device draws its power from a 2,100 mAh battery.
Meanwhile, the same smartphone has been announced in Taiwan, as well. It is bound to go on sale in said market around the middle of this month. Softpedia reports that it will have a price of NT$15,900 or around US $547.
The Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W is but one of the several handsets with 1080p displays that have been making tech headlines lately. Among the others are the Oppo Find 5, the ZTE Nubia Z5, and the HTC J Butterfly or the Droid DNA.