Sharp Aquos Crystal

Sharp just yesterday unveiled their Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone with stunningly-slim bezels, and today we're getting official confirmation that the phone is coming to US carrier Sprint and its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. We don't yet have an official release date for the phone, though we do now at least have pricing: $239.99, off contract.

With a 5-inch 720p screen bordered by incredibly narrow bezels on the top and sides, the Sharp Aquos Crystal isn't like any other phone we've seen. It also boasts Harman Clari-Fi audio "restoration" tech to compensate for audio compression (though there's only so much the phone's speaker can do, thanks to that pesky thing called physics). There's an 8MP camera on the back with 1.2MP on the front, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB for storage, and an embedded 2040mAh battery. So you get a striking design (in your choice of black or white) with decidedly lower-mid-range specs.

As is par for the course, customers at Sprint will be able to walk out the door with a Sharp Aquos Crystal for zero down and $10/month for the next 24 months. Boost and Virgin Mobile subscribers are looking at $149.99 up front.

Source: Sprint