While some of the better known Android OEMs have jumped on the bezel-less bandwagon in 2017, Sharp has been toying with the idea for a couple of years now. It came out with the Aquos Crystal back in 2014. The handset had a bezel-less design but it was only made available to customers in Japan. Sharp today unveiled a new handset of a similar nature called the Aquos S2.

At first glance, you might mistake it for the Essential Phone because the Aquos S2 and the Essential Phone actually look quite similar. The similarities are only on the surface, though, as the Sharp handset has mid-range specifications.

The Sharp Aquos S2 features a 5.5 inch 1440p display that’s stretched to all four corners of the handset. It only has a cut-out in the middle to house the front camera. The handset’s corners are not rounded but cut off which give it an unusual look.

Under the hood, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, if you opt for the standard version of the handset. The premium version comes with the Snapdragon 660 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Both versions have the bezel-less design, dual cameras on the back, and a 3,020mAh battery.

Sharp Aquos S2 has only been released in China where prices for the handset start at $370. It’s unclear at this point in time if Sharp is planning to release it globally.

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