Sharp AQUOS 206SH rocks a five-inch screen and two-day battery life

May 7, 2013
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Sharp has unveiled a new smartphone packing a five-inch display. The new smartphone is called the AQUOS 206SH and that five-inch screen offers full HD resolution. Screens of that resolution and size aren't new, but Sharp's new smartphone does have one trick up its sleeve you won't find elsewhere.

Sharp promises that the battery on the phone is good for two days of use. The smartphone will be coming to Japanese carrier SoftBank this summer. Other than the massive battery, the five-inch screen uses Silicon TFT LCD technology. The battery has 3080 mAh of internal power.

To get the most battery life out of the device, users do have to activate Sharp's special Eco-Tech settings. The settings apparently involve throttling the 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor. It's unclear exactly how much the throttling of the CPU will affect performance.

The five-inch screen has a pixel density of 443 ppi. It naturally supports touch interaction and sounds to me like an all-around good performer. The smartphone will be available in white, black, or blue colors. The phone is expected to hit its Japanese carrier in late June and will have a 13.1-megapixel camera on the back, support for live streaming TV, LTE, and the Android 4.2 operating system. The phone is also said to be waterproof.

[via SlashGear]


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  • Babs Oyed

    Pointless, if you have to throttle the processor. Why not just find a way to outfit the phone with a much larger capacity battery in a small shell instead of crippling the phone to conserve battery.

    What’s the point of buying a powerful phone if I then have to cripple it by throttling the processor!

    Stupid idea, stupid phone!

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Very true. At the same time a 3,000 mAh battery should make it last well over a day anyways. So it probably won’t throttle it too much. Interesting approach we’ve seen before, but usually just when battery gets low.

    • badmikiev

      I really thought the extra performance comes from the, SCREEN TECHNOLOGY, not the CPU throttle . On my android phone, it tells me the hugest part of my battery went to using the screen. I do keep that sucker set on 100% brite-ness. I think that even if the CPU were throttled back 100%, then would still not be a significant change in battery preformance. Some, yes, but a whole 24 hours, no.