Sharp, Sprint to bring Aquos smartphone to U.S.

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Sharp Electronics introduced its first smartphone in the U.S. market since 2011, and the device has a unique touch screen.

Sharp’s Aquos Crystal has a 5-inch, high-definition touch screen that has a frame that’s barely noticeable. As a result, when you look at the screen, you barely can see the sides or the top of the smartphone frame. Sharp didn’t indicate the thickness of the frame.

The smartphone has an 8 megapixel (MP) rear-facing camera, a 1.2MP front-facing camera, a 1.2-gigahertz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM.

The smartphone will be sold at Sprint and has an MSRP of $240. Sprint didn’t say when the Aquos Crystal would be available.