Sharp Announces new 3D Aquos SH8298U Android phone sporting dual 8MP cameras

September 9, 2011
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Sharp has another 3D handset in the pipes running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. You may think the LG Optimus 3D or HTC EVO 3D were first but it was in fact Sharp a long time ago with the announcement back in November, 2010. They later released that phone in May of this year well ahead of LG or HTC and now we are starting to see images of their next creation.

The Aquos SH8298U is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with dual 8 MP cameras capable of full 1080p HD video capture in full 3D. It comes with a 4.2" glasses-free 3D display with qHD 960x540 resolution. We have a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1.4 Ghz single-core CPU with 512MB of RAM, 2GB internal storage and more. Everything looks pretty awesome except for the weak 1,240 mAh battery listed. Even sporting HDMI-Out for 3D playback and a dedicated camera button thanks to the Sharp SH8298U product page.

Other then the battery everything else about the phone looks quite impressive. We'd rather have a dual-core but the dual 8 MP cameras make up for that for those interested in the 3D technology. The EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D both sport dual 5 MP cameras so this new phone from Sharp has a pretty good boost in camera performance. With at least two colors to choose from, a front facing camera, and that nice aluminum wrapped exterior I wouldn't mind seeing this phone in the U.S but sadly it's aimed only for Softbank in Japan at the moment.

Do you still think 3D is a gimmick or would you buy this now it has better recording and capture ability with both cameras being 8 MP?

[via PocketNow]


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  • Poodz

    I think phone manufacturers should stop focusing on MPs and start focusing on real camera specs like f-stop and lenses. You can have a really nice 5MP and a really crappy 10MP.

  • Djstar2k2

    so this has a single core, runs a skin and 512mb of rom?  wow

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4D2HOGA4J3ORH6ZZGZJUYPXNNU Douglas Kmiotek

    I’d love this, but with that dual core processor, here in the USA. I’m leaving iOS for another right now – and this would decide if I go Android or WP7.

  • JoNES.R,

    …dual 8mp cams…wow!

  • Zoid

    I have the Evo 3D. The 3D is good but there are problems with focus. When an object forces the phone to refocus the 3D effect is temporarily lost creating a glitch effect while the phone refocuses and there is no option for manual focus. I agree with Poodz. The shutter speed sucks. It’s so hard to capture 3D photos of people. Just a slight movement and the picture will be blurry. I think manufacturers should focus on improving what they already have.