Seems like the Japanese company Sharp is set to launch a new smartphone. A new Sharp smartphone, dubbed as Sharp FS8016, appeared on Geekbench database for the first time. According to Geekbench database, the Sharp FS8016 will have the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 under the hood clocked at 1.84GHz. It is interesting as there aren’t many devices that features this processor with the exception of Oppo R11. The device will have 4GB of RAM and will be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

As per the Geekbench result, the Sharp FS8016 received 1656 points in single-core test and 5244 points in multi-core test which means that the performance will be similar to that of other mid-range devices. There is no information regarding the major specification of the device other than the aforementioned specs but it is expected that Sharp FS8016 will be featuring a 2K QHD IGZO LCD display. Whilst not common in the price range the company is aiming to, it is quite noting that Sharp is a major display panel manufacturer so it is possible for them to put major effort on the device’s display.

Earlier this year, the company released their flagship smartphone, Sharp Aquos R. Although it failed to impress us in terms of design, it did come with a powerful specs that can rival LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. But what’s more disappointing about Sharp smartphones is not the design or the specs itself; it’s the global availability. Sharp smartphones are Japanese exclusive device and we will not be seeing them in our online and offline channels soon.

  • dsa127

    I know most Chinese phones don’t support the correct LTE bands for use in the United States, but what about these? Will I be able to order one from Japan and use it here?