Sharp’s New Phone Has a Xiaomi Mi 5 inspired Design
Sharp has a new phone, the Sharp M1 and while it does have some cool specs, it reminds of us of another device. Yes. The Xiaomi Mi 5. That’s the device the M1 looks like.
Sharp has put a 5.5” Full HD display with gorilla glass on the M1, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage and a MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. There is a 13MP camera on the back and another 13MP wide angle camera in front for selfies. It will also come with a SD card slot that can take up to a 64GB card, and a 2600mAh battery to supply power. The Sharp M1 will ship with Android 6.0 and have LTE (FDD and TDD) support.
Yes it does look the Xiaomi Mi 5 judging from the curved back which meets up with the front, but it still has some features different such as the use of capacitive buttons instead of a physical home button up front which also doubles as a fingerprint scanner on the Xiaomi. The positioning of the front camera and sensors are also different. The Sharp M1 also uses a circular LED instead of the horizontal type present on the Mi 5. The phone will be available in white and pink (to appeal to the female folk).
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Price and release Date
The Sharp M1 is expected to launch in Taiwan on August 15 and sell for about 1990 yuan ($286) which is expensive for a phone sporting a MT6753 processor.