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Sharp Aquos R2 Compact: the phone with two notches

Sharp is perfecting its notch game. After adopting the notch in 2017, this year it managed to slap two notches on a phone.

Best Buy’s 2-day sale brings big discounts on Apple devices and more

Best Buy has many deals for Apple devices such as the iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Apple Watch Series 3 and many other products during its 2-day sale

Pocket Nightcap: Inevita-bezels and how innovation can be wrong

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.
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All three 2019 iPhones could go with OLED screens, according to ‘multiple’ inside sources

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.

Sharp Aquos R2 pairs ‘high speed’ IGZO screen with unique dual rear camera setup

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.

Five Sharp smartphones are coming to Europe in June, including E-F1 ‘flagship’ with IGZO screen

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 wants to create ‘global consumer electronics leader’ by buying Belkin, Linksys and Wemo brands

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.

Sharp Aquos S3 achieves 91 percent screen-to-body ratio with iPhone X-inspired notch

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.

Sharp pushing IGZO LCD panels to Apple for iPads

The display manufacturer is dropping older LCD technologies for the more efficient IGZO technology as part of its ongoing bid for Apple orders.

Sharp Aquos S3 mini snubs iPhone X notch trend while retaining S2’s large chin

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.

Hands-on pics leak of what could be an iPhone X-cloning Sharp Aquos S3

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 signs a whole bunch of OEM and carrier partners for 5G phones and networks

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.

2018 iPhone X to copy Huawei P20 in design as Face ID parts race begins

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 Android One S3 costs $300 in Japan

Sharp introduced its third Android One device into the Japanese market and this one actually sticks to one of the program’s facets: affordability.

Sharp OLED displays could come into mass production this quarter

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.
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Sharp and JDI could join Samsung and LG in supplying OLED iPhone panels this year

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.

Sharp AQUOS R compact tucks selfie camera into under-5-inch display

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.

Foxconn chooses Racine, Wisconsin for factory, starts hiring

One of 25 initial positions has already been filled and up to 13,000 more will come if Foxconn can agree with local officials.

Sharp expanding from Asia to Europe for smartphones by spring 2018

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.

Huawei, Lenovo and Foxconn are reportedly interested in buying Fujitsu’s mobile phone business

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.

“T-Mobile is the Beats of wireless” and more in the mail | #PNWeekly 265

T-Mobile has all the cool people behind it, but one of our listeners, a Sprint employee, is throwing shade. We shine a light at his case on our show.

‘Full screen’ Sharp Aquos S2 debuts in China with front-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual rear camera

Unveiled in China earlier today, the Sharp Aquos S2 looks fairly similar to the Essential Phone, nonetheless sporting a fingerprint reader on its front.

Sharp Aquos S2 officially slated for August 8 announcement in Beijing with ‘full screen’ design

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.

Truly bezelless Sharp Aquos S2 with in-screen fingerprint reader rendered, Aquos S1 photographed in the wild

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.

It’s finally official: Foxconn will invest at least $10 billion in US LCD manufacturing

After years of speculation and negotiation, Foxconn is headed to the US for the erection of a Wisconsin factory initially handling LCD TV production.