Innovation doesn't just have to serve what may be the most popular feature of a product that people use every day. In fact, it should go beyond popularity.
Last year's iPhone X was clearly only the beginning of Apple's transition to OLED display technology, with two 2018 upgrades likely to be followed by three 2019 iPhones snubbing the LCD tradition.
Inspired by the Essential Phone rather than Apple's iPhone X, the 6-inch "edgeless" Sharp Aquos R2 packs a Snapdragon 845 processor and two somewhat unusual rear-facing cameras.
Foxconn-owned Sharp plans to take the old continent by storm before long, prepping Aquos S3 and S3 mini clones, as well as an entirely new flagship smartphone packing Snapdragon 845 processing power.
Foxconn Interconnect Technology, a subsidiary of the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, has "definitively" agreed to buy Belkin International for over $860 million in cash.
The newly unveiled Sharp Aquos S3 is a whopping 91 percent screen, according to official company statements, starting at only $410 with an iPhone X-inspired design.
The display manufacturer is dropping older LCD technologies for the more efficient IGZO technology as part of its ongoing bid for Apple orders.
Just like last year's Aquos S2, the newly launched (in China) Sharp Aquos S3 mini adopts an Essential Phone-inspired screen cutout instead of an iPhone X-style notch.
After releasing a "full screen" Aquos S2 that looked a lot like the Essential Phone last year, Foxconn subsidiary Sharp is apparently working on an iPhone X-aping Aquos S3.
Qualcomm will be at the forefront of 5G innovation, alongside smartphone manufacturers like HTC, LG and Xiaomi, as well as a long list of global mobile operators.
Well, it's only copying if Apple actually follows the whimsical rendering that was released by a research firm. Also, new insight into the parts race for three new iPhones.
Sharp introduced its third Android One device into the Japanese market and this one actually sticks to one of the program's facets: affordability.
More manufacturers coming onto the market making OLED displays for smartphones is good news for Apple as it can negotiate cheaper prices to equip its future iPhones with these vibrant panels.
The OLED iPhone display supply chain is about to get really crowded and competitive, with Sharp and JDI likely to throw their hats in the Samsung-dominated ring soon enough.
4.9 inches at 2032 x 1080. It's an oddity in display resolutions, but it's bright, it refreshes quick and it's on a small form factor smartphone.
One of 25 initial positions has already been filled and up to 13,000 more will come if Foxconn can agree with local officials.
The Foxconn subsidiary is expanding its mobile realm from Asia for next year as it plans on selling what it will exhibit at MWC 2018.
When have Fujitsu phones ever been relevant? A few years ago, at least in Japan, and several big companies think the brand is still worth something.
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Unveiled in China earlier today, the Sharp Aquos S2 looks fairly similar to the Essential Phone, nonetheless sporting a fingerprint reader on its front.
Believe it or not, the impending Sharp Aquos S2 will be the company's 29th "full screen" smartphone, taking the screen-to-body ratio to new heights.
If real, the Sharp Aquos S2 looks like a total game changer, with zero bezels and under-glass fingerprint recognition. The S1 is slightly less spectacular.
After years of speculation and negotiation, Foxconn is headed to the US for the erection of a Wisconsin factory initially handling LCD TV production.