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The Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint has no bezels, only $239 off-contract

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Aug 2014 23:06 User comments (5)

The Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint has no bezels, only $239 off-contract Earlier in the week, Sprint and Sharp announced a new line of smartphones, the Aquos Crystal, which they promised would have designs not seen before.
The first of the line, the 5-inch Aquos Crystal, will sell for just $239 off-contract (a huge discount compared to the $600 iPhone or Galaxy S, for example) and features an edge-to-edge design that has no bezel, a fantastic look for a phone.

To accommodate the display, the phone itself is thicker than current premium devices, and it has a dimpled back similar to the Nexus 7 tablet. The phone has a basically stock Android 4.4.2, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (microSD expendable), HD Voice, Wi-Fi Calling, Harmon Kardon speakers (and audio tech) and LTE support including support for Sprint's "faster" Spark network.

Interestingly, Sprint is offering the new "App Pass," a $4.99 monthly subscription service that offers unlimited access to a handful of premium apps including productivity tools and even games.

There is no word on availability of the device.

Source:
Verge

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5 user comments

121.8.2014 0:14

It's pretty enough, but the specs simply are not good enough to convince me my Galaxy S3's bezels are too ugly to exist ^^' ...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Aug 2014 @ 0:14

221.8.2014 11:09

I don't understand the no bezel obsession. It seems like more of a technology goal then one people actually want or will use. Especially when 99% of people throw their phone in a case on day 1.

321.8.2014 12:13

Well, as some tablets illustrate well, overly-thick bezels do suck. But I agree, that hasn't been a real problem with phones for a long time, now. In my opinion, it's more marketing trying to create the demand, rather than any actual demand from consumers, that's pushing this. Sort of like the 4K-display phone silliness...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2014 @ 0:19

421.8.2014 12:35

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Well, as some tablets illustrate well, overly-thick bezels do suck. But I agree, that hasn't been a real problem with phones for a long time, now. In my opinion, it's more of marketing trying to create the demand, rather than any actual demand from consumers, that's pushing this. Sort of like the 4K-display phone silliness...
Yes too thick of bezel is annoying. I'd rather have it be a few mm thicker than have a half inch of extra bezel all around.

521.8.2014 14:03

No bezel = Dead ass broke if it gets dropped.

Not a lot of room for error with bezeless things

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