Sharp AQUOS S3 Live Images Surfaces Ahead of its Launch

Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sharp is gearing up for a new mid-range smartphone with the model number Sharp FS8032. Dubbed the Sharp AQUOS S3, it will be the successor to the Sharp AQUOS S2 launched last year in August. The device has been recently certified by Taiwan’s certification body NCC and has been spotted in TENAA and benchmarking website GeekBench.

The live images of the smartphone have been spotted in the National Communications Commission (NCC) database. The images reveal a design similar to its predecessor, the S2, with its glass body and aluminum frame but with very narrow bezels, giving it a modern, premium look. The company has shifted the fingerprint sensor to the back to make space for the display. The power button and the volume rocker are stacked on the right side, whereas the SIM tray is placed on the left.

The Aquos S3 will offer a dual camera setup stacked in a vertical arrangement on the rear consisting of 12 MP and 13 MP camera sensors and a 16 MP camera sensor on the front for selfies and video calling. The device will run on Android 8.0 Oreo, backed by a 3200mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, and more. There will also be a USB Type-C. The device measures 142.7 x 73 x 7.8 mm and weighs 140 grams. It will be available in Obsidian Black, Gold, and Blue variants.

The Sharp AQUOS S3 will be officially unveiled in Taiwan on 16 January. The company has already sent invitations to the media event.

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