Sharp IS03: Future iPhone 5 Specs?

By Alan Ng - Oct 5, 2010

For those of you who are already looking forward to the next generation iPhone device, we have gathered information on a brand new handset from Sharp which you might want to pay attention to.

As reported from RedmondPie, the phone is known only by it’s IS03 model name so far and it is due for release onto the Japanese market soon.

The IS03 is an Android based handset and carries with it some monster specs. These include a 3.5-inch 960 x 640 resolution capacitive touchscreen display with Advanced Super View technology, which is thought to be similar to Apple’s IPS Retina Screen technology.

We often groan when maufacturers continue to put 5 megapixel sensors on the latest smartphones, but we have no complaints about the IS03, it will come packed with a mighty 9.6 megapixel camera.

The screen resolution is particularly nice, seeing as it tops the usual 800 (854) x 600 resolutions that are seen on the likes of the Nexus One, HTC Desire HD and Samsung Galaxy S. Other features of the IS03 include a built-in digital TV tuner and something called ‘Osaifu Keitai’, which will allow you to make direct payments for goods on your phone while on the move – I like it.

Don’t be surprised if Apple take ideas from this Sharp handset when building the iPhone 5. I’d love to have a handset like that in these shores – what about you?

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  • Paolomendoza12

    i have sharp iso3

  • SomeoneWhoKnows

    Are you kidding? The samsung galaxy is just another phone with a poor resolution taking the size of the display into consideration, poor, not accurated colors, and samsung's software on android works horribly bad.
    If you want a handset, buy a XPERIA, with Android 2.1 or 2.2 works perfectly.
    And if you are in Japan, buy SHARP, TOSHIBA, FUJITSU (F-06b or F-04b), KYOCERA, etc. The phones are nice phones and sorry, once again, samsung builds mediocre phones, believe or not.

  • basejump

    If you think buy this device…read for more details….SHARP don t support phone users for OFFICIAL UPDATE OF ANDROID SYSTEM…The device is locked the you can t root for update by own…Look for something not is japanese brand…like SAMSUNG GALAXY as can rooted easily;…To buy a lock phone is best you took the IPHONE by APPLE….