Sharp debuted a new handset today, the Sharp Z3, which is a 5.7 inch phablet with Android Nougat on board. The device has high midrange specs and it’s quite the looker, with a metallic chassis and iPhone 7-style antennae.


This model uses an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 CPU, clocked at 1.8 GHz. Upfront there’s a Quad HD screen and a 2.5D glass panel, plus inside 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. There’s a front 13 MP camera with PDAF and F/1.8 aperture for selfies, while at the back there’s a Sony 16 MP shooter with OIS and PDAF, as well as F/2.0 aperture.

This is a dual SIM machine, with 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 3100 mAh battery. Biometric scanning is still here, with a fingerprint scanner upfront. Sharp Z3 will be available from April 15th in Taiwan priced at $455. It’ll also reach the Asia-Pacific region in May this year. At first sight, this model feels a lot like an iPhone, at least as far as the format and build are concerned.


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