Here’s a fun fact: Google’s not really that successful Android One initiative still exists. Not only that, but today it’s unveiled the latest smartphone in the lineup – the Sharp X1. This will be exclusive to Japan, and it comes around one year after the first ever Android One device to arrive in that country – the Sharp Aquos 507SH.
The X1 comes with mid-range specs as you’d expect from Android One. It boasts a 5.3-inch 1080p IGZO LCD touchscreen, a 16.4 MP main camera with LED flash, an 8 MP wide-angle camera for selfies, and a huge (for this size device) 3,900 mAh battery. This is rated for up to four days of usage and it uses USB-C to charge. A fingerprint scanner is on the front.
The handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435, aided by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The X1 supports FeliCa, and it’s also water and dust resistant. It launches in white, dark purple, and mint green with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. You can buy it from Japanese carrier Y! mobile.
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