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capable of shooting 8K video 

On a screen that small, it will be extremely difficult to notice the difference of the video that is being shot. Also, if the camera can shoot 8k but the screen and anything else you watch it on is not capable of showing 8k then it becomes a useless feature that inflates the price.

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But the new Samsung Galaxy also has this very feature, JJ Plane. I don't see you hating on that one, or the "ultra thin glass" of the new Z Flip, which is proven to be a lie.

Easy to hate on Japanese companies nowadays...

Anyway, good to see Sharp making such quality phones, although I wish for 2 things:

Please get rid of the double notch thing... I love Japanese tech to death, but that's just hideous.

Make an effort to release them worldwide, or at least in Europe or the US.

Otherwise keep up the good work Sharp. I love my XZ Premium too much to even consider an upgrade, but who knows.

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too early for 5G but I suppose everyone wants a foot in the door ... and as for 8K? ... hhhmmm? just too much hype

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@Tawkeeo

I'm not hating on a Japanese company for being Japanese. The only defining feature of that phone is 8k video. With Samsung, Sony, Apple, Google, and more that is the smallest part of the features. It isn't the defining feature.

You are making this about countries. I am making this only about the defining feature of a phone. I am simply talking about the defining feature that you can't use unless you drop a few thousand more dollars on buying viewing equipment for it. With Apple, Samsung, Google, and Sony it is about a lot more than 1 underlined feature. An 8k camera on an LCD screen. Lol

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Fair enough, my bad. Thing is, I've read so much stuff here on JT that I get triggered easy lol.

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JJ JetplaneToday  07:01 am JST

On a screen that small, it will be extremely difficult to notice the difference of the video that is being shot. Also, if the camera can shoot 8k but the screen and anything else you watch it on is not capable of showing 8k then it becomes a useless feature that inflates the price.

You're not "locked in" to watching the 8K images/videos on the phone itself (although obviously you can), it's for use on other devices with bigger - possibly 8K - screens, aka: a Sharp Aquos TV.

Sharp thinks of everything, don't they?

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TawkeeoToday  07:52 am JST

Please get rid of the double notch thing... I love Japanese tech to death, but that's just hideous.

I know... I have an R3 and it is hideous :(

It's amazing what you ignore when in the store with a young lass saying how great a phone it is (and it is otherwise a great phone equalling Sony and Samsung's flagships).

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JJ JetplaneToday  08:42 am JST

I'm not hating on a Japanese company for being Japanese. The only defining feature of that phone is 8k video. With Samsung, Sony, Apple, Google, and more that is the smallest part of the features. It isn't the defining feature.

So you're just hating on Sharp for being Japanese....

It's not the only defining feature though. You seem to be confused with 'the features that set it apart from the R4 model it will replace'. There's such a thing as redundant information, and you seem to ingore that this phone is Sharp's first with 5G... despite it being in the title of the article and in the article itself.

JJ JetplaneToday  08:42 am JST

With Apple, Samsung, Google, and Sony it is about a lot more than 1 underlined feature. An 8k camera on an LCD screen. Lol

Snapdragon 865, 12gb RAM, 4 rear cameras, 256gb main memory capacity etc... it's A LOT MORE than an 8K camera and an LCD screen. LOL.

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Make an effort to release them worldwide, or at least in Europe or the US.

Otherwise keep up the good work Sharp.

I agree. Sony, too, makes great phones but the problem with Japanese phone companies is that they don't seem to market them internationally as aggressively as Apple, Samsung or Hua-PRC spying machine-wei.

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WesleyToday  10:40 am JST

I agree. Sony, too, makes great phones but the problem with Japanese phone companies is that they don't seem to market them internationally as aggressively as Apple, Samsung or Hua-PRC spying machine-wei.

They never have. The home market is big enough to support them and any sales in other markets must cover the cost of going to the effort of supporting that market. Since iPhone does so well in Japan as it is, they have little chance appealing to enough consumers in the US (even though their product is as good if not better in some respects) to make it worthwile going 'all in'. It would be up to US consumers to change their buying habits long term to entice Japanese phone companies to market more agressively there.

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@HillClimber

They never have. The home market is big enough to support them and any sales in other markets must cover the cost of going to the effort of supporting that market.

That isn't true. It's because most phone makers in Japan do it as a side businesses. Sharp, Sony, and many other brands that make phones in Japan do it as a side business and it makes up for the smallest part of their business. Advertising overseas would end up costing money. Most of them don't compete in their home market as well. Sharp is a major player with screens and solar panels. Sony dominates on multiple other fronts especially in the gaming industry.

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That is one fine looking Chinese phone lol

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JJ JetplaneToday  03:09 pm JST

That isn't true.

It is so true. What you replied with doesn't refute what I posted. "Side business", "small business", "moonlighting business"... call it what you want, the fact is Japanese phone companies have never marketed themselves aggressively in the US and I gave the reason why.

You're just opposing for the sake of it.

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