After LG’s latest 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D, Sharp has announced the launch of a new 3D phone, the Aquos SH8298U, according to GSMArena. The phone will run on Google’s Android 2.3.4 operating system. It sports a 4.2-inch qHD screen with glasses-free stereoscopic 3D display.
Sharp's new Aquos Android smartphone
As part of the specs, the phone runs on a single-core 1.4GHz CPU with an Adreno 205 GPU and 512 MB of RAM along with 2GB of internal memory. It features two 8 megapixel cameras with a single LED flash on the back for 3D recording; however video resolution hasn’t been disclosed yet. It comes with a 1240mAh battery and with that screen size plus 3D, the battery will have to perform extremely well for the device to churn out even average usage times.
The battery life may just decide the phone’s fate in the market and with 3D phones there’s another feature that might just be worth mentioning. The presence of a 3D depth slider might just be a necessity for most users, as currently glasses-free 3D viewing might take some time to get used to. The phone has only been launched in Japan as of now, but Sharp is expected to launch the device in other parts of the world in the coming months.