Sharp has unveiled two new Android smarties with 3D screens and high-grade snappers. But don’t get too excited, early adopter types. They’re Japan-only, for now.
The handsets, dubbed the Galapagos 003SH and 005SH (something to do with 3D being evolution of Android, we’re guessing), sport 3.8-inch displays with 800x480 resolution and do not require glasses to enjoy content in 3D.
Both also run Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, out the box. But while the 003SH packs a 9.6-megapixel snapper with video recording at 720p, the 005SH comes with a none-too-shabby-either eight-megapixel number and offers a physical QWERTY keypad for text entry.
And to showcase the smarties’ 3D smarts, Sharp has sealed some exclusive content deals too. When the phones drop in December, they’ll have evergreen shooters-cum-platformers Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins and Mega Man pre-installed, plus a special version of Resident Evil.
There’s currently no word on UK availability. And the fact that Sharp has scant profile in our smartphone market doesn’t augur well for that changing any time soon. But if we hear anything different, you’ll be the first to hear about it.