Sharp Aquos Crystal

The Wall Street Journal: SoftBank, who owns Sprint, worked with Sharp to develop the Aquos Crystal. According to The Verge the Sharp Aquos Crystal is a mid-range 5-inch Android smartphone with a 1280×720 pixel format powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 processor.

The bezel around the 5-inch LCD — left, right, and top — are thin, and seems more space efficient than the LG G3. Sharp’s designers pushed the display all the way to the top and brought down the front-facing camera and sensors; taking selfies might require some adjustments.

The design is unique enough to warrant a second look. But Sprint? If SoftBank wants traction on Sprint, the company should offer the Aquos Crystal unlocked.