Sharp unveils new Aquos SH-12C 3D smartphone

8-megapixel 3D camera lands in new Sharp handset

Sharp Aquos joins HTC and LG in the 3D smartphone market

Regardless of what you think to 3D, it certainly looks like the way of things to come with Sharp officially unveiling the Sharp Aquos SH-12C 3D phone to join the likes of the HTC EVO 3D, LG Optimus 3D and Nintendo 3DS in the portable 3D market.

The latest device from the Japanese company certainly packs a punch, with dual cameras on the back capable of 8-megapixel photos (the EVO 3D has 5-megapixel) with 720P HD 3D video recording capabilities included.

With a resolution of 540 x 960, the glasses-free 3D qHD screen is similar to that of HTC Evo 3D, offering greater pixel density albeit slighter smaller. The smartphone is powered by a rather nippy 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 chip, 512MB of RAM and has the capacity to take a microSD up to 32GB. Android 2.3 comes as standard.

The downside? It's only being released in Japan on 20 May, with no word yet on a UK release.

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Via: Engadget