The Android One initiative from the OS developer was a thoughtful move. This was their way of bringing everyone on board of the smartphone revolution.
But considering how cheap regular smartphones gets just over a few months, the Android One’s purpose quickly became obsolete. And just when we thought it was over, Android One has yet another device dubbed as the Sharp X1 in Japan.
The Sharp X1 has midrange specs that can easily pass to have a regular version of Android. This handset packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, a 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. That’s some good internals that is even better than other standard midrange devices.
This thing also packs a large 5.3-inch IGZO 1080p panel, a 16.4-megapixel camera at the back, and an 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie shooter at the front. And it doesn’t end there. The X1 also has a fingerprint scanner, water and dust resistance, and FeliCa support—a contactless RFID system in Japan for money transfers.
Sharp X1 Specs
- Android 7.1 Nougat
- 5.3-inch IGZO display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 8-megapixel wide-angle front camera
- 16.4-megapixel rear camera with flash
- FeliCa support
- Android Pay
- Dust and water resistant
- 3,900mAh battery (rated for up to 4 days)
The Sharp X1 is now available in Japan via Y! mobile.