Sharp AQUOS Crystal Named as 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree

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Mahwah, N.J. (November 11, 2014) – Sharp Electronics Corporation today announced that the AQUOS Crystal smartphone, with its groundbreaking borderless display, has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree.  Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

With the Sharp AQUOS Crystal, Sharp brings its approach to display innovation from the TV straight to the palm of the hand. With incredible audio featuring Harman/Kardon® technologies and HD voice and a camera that can make any amateur look like a pro, AQUOS Crystal is truly technology without bounds.

“The already successful AQUOS brand took another step forward among U.S. consumers with the launch of the Crystal smartphone, which integrates innovative technology with the vibrant display customers have come to expect from Sharp AQUOS products,” said Yoshisuke Hasegawa, Executive Managing Officer of Sharp Corporation.  “We could not be more pleased that the CEA has recognized us as a CEA Innovations Award Honoree for our efforts to integrate exclusive features and leading technologies in a beautiful boundless display.” 

Technology without bounds

The Sharp AQUOS Crystal is a breakthrough in mobile phone design. With its sleek edge-to-edge display featuring a large 5" screen and a compact narrow body, the AQUOS Crystal revolutionizes the way consumers look at and interact with their phones. Its display goes right to the edge of the phone, creating a totally immersive interactive experience that takes our vibrant AQUOS display to a whole new level.

Harman/Kardon® LiveStage™ and Clari-Fi™ audio technologies bring music to life like never before. LiveStage™ technology provides a more lifelike headphone listening experience by adding dimension to the sound.  Clari-Fi™ technology improves digital sound quality by restoring all types of compressed digital music.

AQUOS Crystal also features Direct Wave Receiver, making phone conversations clearer than ever before—especially in loud environments. Since it uses the entire panel surface to create sound, rather than a traditional speaker, consumers are free to adjust the phone to any position they like.

AQUOS Crystal also delivers a whole new camera experience to help amateurs take pictures like a pro. The Night Catch feature brightens both the subject and the background for those tricky nighttime shots. Framing Advisor provides framing grids to improve the composition of your shot with views that make it easier to achieve a balanced and dynamic photo. 


The unique feature, Clip Now, was exclusively developed to enhance share-ability and changes how we share images with friends and family.  It captures almost every image on the screen with only one swipe, and also saves the URL with web image on browsing the web. 

Additional Features:

  • 8MP rear-facing and 1.2MP front-facing cameras
  • Crystal clear HD Voice
  • 2,040mAh battery
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB (RAM) and 8GB (ROM) 

Experience the AQUOS Crystal

The Sharp AQUOS Crystal will be displayed at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2015 CES Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. 

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. 

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