Sharp’s Aquos S2 is pushing the screen to the edges

It looks so good, we want one!
11 August 2017 / 17:15IST

We’ve seen the Essential Phone do some FFD trickery to keep our jaws on the floor. Sharp’s now following the same footsteps with Aquos S2. Do you know what FFD is? Of Course not. Stuff is good that way so let us explain. The FFD (Free Form Display) technology is designed with small holes precisely in the screen to make space for the front camera and audio receiver. Basically, shaping the glass around the physical features of the phone to have one seamless display instead of a block of screen. We still don’t know what resolution the screen will be on the Aquos S2 but it will come in two variants - Snapdragon 630 (4G+64G), priced at 2499 Yuan (converts to around ₹24,000) and the Snapdragon 660 (6G+128G), priced at 3499 Yuan (converts to around ₹34,000). However, both phones have the same display size of 5.5inch with 3020mAh battery. They sport a 12MP + 8MP dual camera setup with 8MP front camera. Sweet right? Not quite since it’s due for launch exclusively in the Chinese market as of now. Fingers crossed for an Indian launch.