Google introduced a new concept a while back known as their Android One project. The aim of this project was to basically provide users with a stock Android experience. That was all made possible on a dirt cheap smartphone. The benefit of these smartphones aside from running stock version of Google Android. Is that its users would also be getting the latest update just like on any other Nexus device.
Google Android One project was originally targeted towards emerging markets. Now Japan will also be on its list. As Google have authorized to sell its Android One based smartphone through Sharp in Japan now. Though the smartphone isn’t what you would call an affordable smartphone. Because the smartphone will retail for a price tag of $620. But when your look at the smartphone itself. The specs on the smartphone does not justify its price.
The Android One based smartphone from Sharp is known as the Sharp X1. Where in terms of specs the smartphone comes equipped with a 5.3 inch display. That supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and comes with an IGZO LCD panel. There is also a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 running under the hood. While is coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Aside from that the smartphone also comes equipped with a 16MP camera on the back. While and 8MP camera is present at the front. Where to power it all a 3900mAh battery is present.
The Sharp X1 also offers a finger print scanner present at the front of the device. While the smartphone will be running Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Maybe being a developed country that Japan is. There might not be need for a cheap Android smartphone. As Japan is known from their quality electronics. Where something like a cheap Android One based smartphone won’t attract the type of users that the smartphone is designed for.