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Sharp Aquos R6 leak hints at Leica collaboration

Sharp Aquos R6 leak hints at Leica collaboration

Although a well-established name in the photography industry, Leica has mostly been known in the smartphone market through Huawei's flagship phones, particularly the ones that took the top spots in benchmarks. That exclusive partnership has pretty much ended and other phone makers have been quick to pair up with the camera and optics maker. Apparently, OnePlus isn't the only one aiming for that distinction and Sharp's next premium phone might also bear Leica's name, though perhaps in an odd way.

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Android Entertainment Space lets Google invest in tablets without new hardware

Android Entertainment Space lets Google invest in tablets without new hardware

Google revealed a new Android tablet experience called Entertainment Space in May of 2021. This new experience - a new home screen replacement of sorts - is a different approach to Android. It's difficult to see what they presented with Entertainment Space without thinking about Amazon's series of Fire Tablet devices and their take on Android. The software, as Google showed it on May 5, 2021, centers on Google-hosted media - everything from the Google Play app store, books store, videos, shows, and games.

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Sharp dedicates TV factory to making face masks over coronavirus

Sharp dedicates TV factory to making face masks over coronavirus

Japanese company Sharp has revealed that it will dedicate one of its TV factories in Japan to producing face masks amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The company's facility, which is capable of producing high-end electronics, can churn out tens of thousands of these masks every single day. Though they aren't useful for protecting against the virus, these masks are vital for healthcare workers and can be used by sick individuals to help guard against the spreading of germs.

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Apple may buy its own iPhone display factory: Report

Apple may buy its own iPhone display factory: Report

Apple could be close to buying a display production facility of its own, with the iPhone-maker said to be considering purchasing a Japan Display factory in a joint deal with Sharp. Japan Display, also known as JDI, was once a key supplier in iPhone production, but has struggled since Apple began shifting to OLED.

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Sharp 8K TV touts its own ARM processor for high computing performance

Sharp 8K TV touts its own ARM processor for high computing performance

CEATEC 2019 is naturally filled with technological wonders, some of which look too futuristic to be available today. In a sea of such forward-looking prototypes and products that may or may not hit the market, Sharp is bringing a comforting and familiar presence in the form of an 8K TV. Make no mistake, however, as this 8T-C70BW1 8K LCD TV AQUOS does have a special trick inside, an ARM system-on-chip (SoC) that could make it one of the most powerful computer TVs in the market.

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Sharp foldable OLED display comes in clamshell form

Sharp foldable OLED display comes in clamshell form

Samsung and Huawei have dominated the news when it comes to foldable devices for good reason. They actually have working and soon commercially available products that prove they exist. You might think, however, that their vision of how phones and tablets should fold is all there is. Sharp, however, is proving that there are others and it might hold the key to making a clamshell phone with a foldable display.

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Sharp made a double-notch phone – but for a great reason

Sharp made a double-notch phone – but for a great reason

Sharp heard you complaining about smartphone display notches and clearly decided to really give you something to moan about, with the new Sharp Aquos R2 Compact having not one but two of the screen cut-outs. The diminutive Android phone has one of Sharp's well-esteemed IGZO LCD displays, but to stay true to its "Compact" billing it takes bites out of that panel top and bottom.

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Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp certainly knows how to make a beautiful 8K television, but it'll cost you to put one on your wall. The Sharp AQUOS 8K TV - otherwise known by its catchy LV-70X500E name - packs a heady 33.2 million pixels, courtesy of its whopping 7680 x 4320 resolution.

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Sharp’s Aquos R Compact barrows the Essential’s camera notch

Sharp’s Aquos R Compact barrows the Essential’s camera notch

It's been less than half a year since the Essential Phone debuted with a camera cutout in its display, introducing us to the soon-to-be-ubiquitous "notch." Apple's iPhone X was next, of course, and now the design is making its way to Japan's domestic market smartphones. Sharp has announced its latest Aquos model, complete with barely-there bezels on three sides of the display, and a camera notch that's just like the Essential Phone's.

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Sharp AQUOS 8K TV launch wants you to toss your 4K set

Sharp AQUOS 8K TV launch wants you to toss your 4K set

Even though most of this week's announcements have come from IFA 2017, Sharp decided to strike out on its own by making its big reveal in Shanghai. At that event, Sharp announced the launch of its new 8K AQUOS TV. Though this is technically a global roll out, the regions in which the AQUOS 8K TV is launching are limited to just four for now.

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As iPhone 8 notch nears, Sharp makes its odd display pitch

As iPhone 8 notch nears, Sharp makes its odd display pitch

The iPhone 8 may have its notch, and the Essential Phone its front camera cut-out, but Sharp is exploring some seriously unusual shapes for its latest panels. The company brought its latest IGZO free-form displays along to IFA 2017 to demonstrate that, at this point, square is pretty passé. Targeting mobile devices, smart home gadgets, and car dashboards, the new screens promise tiny bezels along with their odd shapes.

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Sharp AQUOS S2 is basically every new phone combined

Sharp AQUOS S2 is basically every new phone combined

The iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 (and Galaxy Note 8), Essential Phone, and Mi Mix (and 2) have a bit of competition in the Sharp AQUOS S2. This phone has a full-faced display, with minimal bezels, and a forward-facing camera set in its forehead. It also has a pair of cameras on its back lined up vertically, and a set of odd colors in casings to choose from. It's as if Sharp saw the playbook for every major smartphone brand and said, "yes, let's do ALL of this."

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