Sharp, the Japanese electronics giant, has returned to the US market with the Rouvo V, a low-cost, well-equipped smartphone.
This under-$90 phone is only available in the United States, and while many of the features are entry-level, it does include a few useful improvements. For example, the Rouvo V’s battery lasts four days on a single charge and has more than 100 hours of standby time. That’s a lot of streaming and surfing.
The 6.5″ HD+ display is another remarkable feature. With a 20:9 aspect ratio, this screen is a good choice for cinematic experiences whether travelling or standing in line at the bank. The cameras support Full HD and contain a variety of AI-assisted enhancement techniques, such as Bokeh effects and softened backgrounds.
The remaining specifications will not set the world on fire, but they will do the job. Sharp’s latest phone has a quad-core MediaTek 1.8GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory (expandable to 128GB.)
The Rouvo V boasts IP52 water resistance, so it can withstand water spray and dust pockets, and it contains a fingerprint sensor, a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, and other features.
Many of these specifications are on the low end, thus the price reflects that. The Sharp Rouvo V costs less than $90 and is available as a prepaid option at Walmart and Dollar General, with Verizon serving as the major carrier. The smartphone is currently available throughout the country.