Earlier this month, the Sharp FS8018 got benchmarked by Geekbench, and the device just got certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC). Before we start talking about the device’s specifications, let’s take a closer look at its design, shall we. Now, interestingly enough, this handset will sport a centered camera on the front, which could indicate that we’ll see a camera notch here, similar to the one on the Essential PH-1, though we’re only guessing, we’d have to see the phone with a powered on display in order to be sure. A front-facing fingerprint scanner is also included here, and right above it sits Sharp’s logo.
On the right-hand side of the Sharp FS8018, you will be able to see a power / lock button, and the phone’s volume up and volume down keys. This handset will sport a single camera on its back side, below which sits an LED flash, and the company’s logo is also a part of the back side of this smartphone. It seems like the phone will be made out of metal and glass, while a SIM card tray will be placed on the left-hand side of this smartphone. The device’s main camera will protrude on the back a bit, and the phone will sport a 5.48-inch 2040 x 1080 display. This rather odd screen resolution also suggests that we’ll see a notch at the top of the display, otherwise its resolution would be 2160 x 1080, not 2040 x 1080. The Sharp FS8018 will come in two RAM variants, the more affordable model will ship with 4GB of RAM, while the more expensive option will utilize 6GB of RAM.
This smartphone will be fueled by a 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, though we still do not know what chip is this exactly. Android 7.1.1 Nougat will come pre-installed on the Sharp FS8018, according to TENAA, while the two variants of the phone will offer 64GB and 128GB of storage, respectively. A 2,930mAh non-removable battery will also be a part of the Sharp FS8018 package, and the device will ship in Obsidian Black, Gold, and Blue color variants. The Sharp FS8018 will measure 142.7 x 73 x 7.8mm, while it will weigh 140 grams, as per TENAA’s information, though we still do not know when will this phone launch, probably soon, though.