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Sharp IS03: Future iPhone 5 Specs?

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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