Neowin News Feed for: Sharp Neowin News Feed for: Sharp en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Qualcomm shows off momentum of Snapdragon 865 phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At Qualcomm&#039;s not-MWC event today, the company rounded up the devices that are running its latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 865. Some of them haven&#039;t even been announced yet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:00:06 +0000 Sharp debuts the Aquos R3 with a 120Hz display and two notches <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp&#039;s latest smartphone, which is the successor to last year&#039;s R2 model, makes use of a 120Hz Pro IGZO display and also features a dual cutout for the front-facing camera and fingerprint reader. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Wed, 08 May 2019 23:34:01 +0000 Sharp debuts the Aquos R2 Compact flagship phone with dual notches <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp unveiled today its latest flagship smartphone, the Aquos R2 Compact. The device includes high-end specs, though its dual notches may not please everyone. It&#039;s expected to be sold in Japan only. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:56:01 +0000 Sharp announces plans to buy Toshiba's PC business <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Japanese display manufacturer Sharp has said it plans to buy Toshiba&#039;s PC business in an attempt to re-enter the market it abandoned in 2010. The deal will be worth about $36 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:42:01 +0000 Sharp debuts new handset with 120Hz refresh rate display <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp debuted a new handset that looks quite familiar. The Aquos R Compact features a 4.9-inch display with a refresh rate of 120hz. The smartphone will also come with Android 8.0 Oreo. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:20:01 +0000 Sharp announces its new AQUOS 8K TV set aimed at those looking for 'ultimate reality' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just as you thought pixels couldn&#039;t get any smaller, Sharp announced a new 70-inch TV set that is aimed at those looking for ultimate reality and detail the eye can not see, for an estimated $9,000. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:16:01 +0000 Android 8.0 is coming to devices from HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and others this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&quot;By the end of this year, hardware makers like Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, Motorola, HMD, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to be launching or upgrading new devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:13:39 +0000 Sharp's latest AQUOS S2 handset offers a 87.5-percent screen-to-body ratio and costs $372 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp has officially revealed its latest handset, the AQUOS S2, a new device that has an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 87.5%. It is now available for pre-order and starts at $372 USD. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:40:01 +0000 Sharp's bezel-less phone snapped in Essential-style photo, showing camera cutout in display <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Two new Sharp phones have been rumored with bezel-less displays that cover most of the front of each device. One of the devices has apparently been snapped in an image inspired by the Essential Phone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:22:01 +0000 Sharp will launch a pair of truly bezel-less phones in July <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The race of becoming the first truly bezel-less phone producer may end on the same company which started the trend. Sharp will reportedly launch two new bezel-less smartphones in middle of July. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ehtisham Ul Haq Shams) Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:34:02 +0000 Sharp unveils Aquos R flagship with Snapdragon 835, 5.3-inch Quad HD display, 22.6MP camera <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp&#039;s new compact flagship features some pretty meaty specs, including Qualcomm&#039;s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, 22.6MP rear camera, 16MP selfie-cam, USB-C, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:06:01 +0000 Sharp creates bezel-less smartphone with curved corners <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp recently unveiled its new proof of concept for a smartphone screen with almost non-existent borders and actually rounded corners - a first in screen technology. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:22:01 +0000 Japan gets its first 'Android One' handset, the waterproof Sharp 507SH <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Android One is a program that was created to bring affordable smartphones to emerging markets. Japan will now offer its first Android One handset, the 507SH, that will also be waterproof. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:14:01 +0000 Sharp agrees to $5.8b Foxconn sale <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Reports say Sharp&#039;s board have agreed for the company to be taken over by Taiwan&#039;s Foxconn, bringing an end to years of financial uncertainty and marking one of the largest deals in Japanese history. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matt Blowes) Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:26:01 +0000 Foxconn reportedly offering $5.1 billion to acquire Sharp <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn has allegedly offered $5.1 billion to purchase Japanese tech company Sharp. The bid comes after reports of Sharp&#039;s failed attempts to earn revenue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:10:01 +0000 Sharp tells its employees to buy its own products to help it get out of financial hole <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a futile attempt to garner revenue and get out of financial trouble, Sharp has asked its employees to buy the company&#039;s products. This move is a result of facing strong competition from rivals. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:54:01 +0000 Sharp to create first 8K screen <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp has announced that it will be the first company to produce a working 8K screen, quadrupling the resolution of 4K, planned to go on sale some time in October. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jack Wilkinson) Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:58:01 +0000 Sharp announces 5.5-inch 4K display with jaw-dropping 806ppi density <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Many manufacturers have released handsets with Quad HD displays but Sharp have gone one better by announcing a new 5.5 inch IGZO display with 4K Ultra HD resolution and mind-blowing 806ppi density. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nirave Gondhia) Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:48:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Office renovations, thin Droids, OneDrive updates and a matter of pride <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Sunset Overdrive and the Office of the future, to OneDrive, 4K phones and Windows devices at wild prices, we take a look back at highlights from this week&#039;s top tech news on Neowin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18:48:52 +0000 Sharp is developing 4K smartphone displays, coming in 2016 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Some think Quad HD displays on phones are unnecessary - but even higher-res 4K screens are in development by Sharp, with the first handsets offering 4096x2160px displays expected to launch in 2016. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:58:01 +0000 Sprint will offer Sharp's true bezel-less AQUOS Android handset <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It looks like we are finally seeing fruit from the Sprint-SoftBank merger in the form of the Sharp AQUOS &#039;Crystal&#039; handset that will be released in the United States in the near future. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:05:00 +0000 Apple and Sharp are in dispute over display production facilities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp wants to buy a big part of its LCD production facilities back from Apple, but Apple has apparently indicated it will only agree to the sale if Sharp agrees not to supply displays to Samsung. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Orhon Can Dagtekin) Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:40:01 +0000 Sharp has created a new Free-Form LCD panel <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharp has created a new LCD display technology that will be able to be created in any shape required. The new panel, dubbed Free-Form, could be used in upcoming wearables and smart watches. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:20:35 +0000 Sharp announces 15.6 inch Windows 8.1 tablet for Japanese market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/594608569windows-8.1-dark-pink.png" alt="" /></div>Sharp&#039;s Japanese website has announced plans to offer a 15.6 inch Windows 8.1 tablet, the RW-16G, sometime in March that will have a display which supports a resolution of 3200x1800. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:41:31 +0000 Sharp to release Windows 8.1 tablet with 2560x1600 display in Japan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/288836221windows-8.1-icon-green.png" alt="" /></div>Sharp has announced plans to launch a Windows 8.1 tablet in Japan, the Mebius Pad, in early 2014, with a 10.1 inch 2560x1600 display, but there&#039;s no word if it will be released overseas. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:27:36 +0000 Microsoft sets up four 4K PC monitors to view one massive wallpaper from Mars <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1106643861windows-8-logo-orange.png" alt="" /></div>In Microsoft&#039;s newest experiment in viewing PC content, it linked up four 4K monitors to view one massive image from NASA&#039;s Curiosity Mars rover at almost its full resolution. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Source claims new iPad Mini could have Retina Display (with a twist) <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/133754142ipadmini.jpg" alt="" /></div>A source has claimed Apple&#039;s intention of working with Sharp and LG isn&#039;t going quite so well, with the Cupertino giant turning to a certain Korean company in order to meet manufacturing demands. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 03 Aug 2013 09:43:08 +0000 Microsoft sets up three 4K PC monitors for 1,492,992,000 pixels of gaming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/719144568amdlogocool.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft decided to have some fun and created a PC gaming rig with three 4K monitors linked up by AMD&#039;s Eyefinity that was able to play Dirt 3 with 1,492,992,000 pixels running. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:52:40 +0000 Microsoft signs up five companies to new exFAT license deals <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/166270512microsoft-logo-2012.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced it has signed up five companies to new license agreements so they can use Microsoft&#039;s Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) for flash-based memory products. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:01:18 +0000 Sharp working on 1080p 443 ppi 5-inch smartphone display <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1324878331aquos_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Sharp begins production of 1080p (1920 x 1080) 5-inch displays for smartphones with 443 PPI. They will go into full production this month and are set to be shown off in Japan this week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stephen Robinson) Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:34:05 +0000 iPhone 5 screen production delayed at Sharp <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1250603639.png" alt="" /></div>Rumours are flying around that Sharp, the company who are now manufacturing the screen for the next iPhone, will not be able to ship the screens for the devices until at least September sources say. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:21:08 +0000 Microsoft and Sharp enter licensing agreement for Android devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2008791551microsoft-segoe-logo-orangebg.png" alt="" /></div>You can add another vendor to Microsoft&#039;s Android agreement list as Sharp has now signed up with Microsoft to license its patents for their Android devices. Make the jump to learn more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:47:03 +0000 Foxconn: the iPhone 5 will "put the Galaxy S III to shame" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1779458640340x_-1_06.jpg" alt="" /></div>Foxconn&#039;s chairman has harsh fighting words for Samsung as it plans key alliances to counter its Korean rival on the display panel and mobile businesses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Mon, 25 Jun 2012 02:36:49 +0000 LCD makers to pay over $553 million for price fixing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1349891363lcd.png" alt="" /></div>Samsung, Sharp, Hitachi and other makers of LCD-based devices have reached a settlement with the US government on alleged price fixing for their products, with the companies paying over $553 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:12:34 +0000 Review: Sharp Aquos SH-12C 3D Android phone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With both the HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D dominating the 3D-phone market, we obtained the little-known Sharp Aquos SH-12C from Japan and put it through it&#039;s paces as a competitor in the 3D market <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Sat, 06 Aug 2011 22:25:53 +0000 Sharp to launch a glasses-free 3D smartphone with 3D camera <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1250603639.png" alt="" /></div>Sharp has announced that they will be using a glasses free auto-stereoscopic 3D screen on a new smartphone that is scheduled to release before New Years Day 2011. The smartphone will utilize the same technology... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Curtis Green) Wed, 04 Aug 2010 10:45:21 +0000 Do you trust your copier? A gaping hole in document security uncovered <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1899555397grey.jpg" alt="" /></div>Ask the average user to define 'secure printing' and you'll likely get a wide swath of answers. The most common concern is that confidential documents sitting unattended on the output tray are particularly prone to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Mon, 24 May 2010 16:58:23 +0000 Rumoured Microsoft Project Pink phone "Turtle" confirmed at FCC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1528968634projectpink.png" alt="" /></div>Sharp has revealed pictures of the rumoured Microsoft &quot;Project Pink&quot; device &#039;Turtle&#039; in an FCC filing this week. Sharp manufactured the original Sidekick for Danger, a company Microsoft acquired in February 2008. Sharp&#039;s filing with the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:59:51 +0000 CES2010: Sharp introduces quad-pixel series HDTVs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1250603639.png" alt="" /></div>Today Sharp announced their new lineup of Sharp AQUOS HDTV's, with innovating technology in display colour. Sharp has taken the leap forward from the traditional RBG primary colours, adding in yellow as the fourth... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 06 Jan 2010 21:33:36 +0000 Sharp posts first loss in five decades, announces job cuts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1250603639.png" alt="" /></div>Japanese electronics company Sharp warned last Friday that it will be posting a 100 billion yen ($1.1 billion) loss for the current fiscal year, and also announced that there would be 1,500 contract worker job... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:49:56 +0000