Sharp’s new phone is half Essential, half #iphone 8


Sharp keeps making smartphones with incredible, almost bezel-free displays, and today it’s announcing another one: the Aquos S2.

The S2 looks like the exact average of a flashy phone in 2017. It has a 5.5-inch 2K screen that wraps around the front camera cutout, and the only real bezel is at the bottom of the display, where there’s room for a home button. Home button aside, the phone bears a strong resemblance to the Essential Phone, which was really the first to promote this style — even if it isn’t actually on the market yet.

There is one very weird quirk on the front of the phone, though: look at the top corners of the display. A typical phone would have perfectly square corners. And recently, smartphones have been switching over to s…

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