AQUOS SERIE mini SHV38

Premium compact smartphone with a high-quality camera that fits in your hand

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Product Summary

  • Approx. 4.7 inches
  • Main : 21.00 million pixels
    Sub : 8.00 million pixels
  • 2,400mAh
  • 3GB/16GB
  • Approx. 67 x 135 x 8.6 mm
  • Approx. 134g
  • IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Android™ 7.0
  • 4G LTE
    We provide an ultra high-speed communication services with a maximum receiving speed of 75 Mbps that is easy to connect to with a 99% population coverage rate (800 MHz). * The maximum receiving speed differs depending on the model and area.
  • au VoLTE
    Allows you to use clearer voice calls compared to 3G.

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  • TV
    Users can watch digital terrestrial broadcasting TV.

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  • Waterproof
    Mobile phones durable to water.
  • Osaifu-Keitai®
    Smartphones which can be used as a prepaid card, store member ship card or ticket.

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  • au World Service
    Service for using current au cellphone and number overseas.

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  • Hi-Res
    Playback music with sound quality higher than that of music CDs.
  • Emergency Email Service
    Emergency news service for earthquakes, tsunami or other disasters and their evacuation sites announced by the National Weather Service, national and local governments. *Some cellphones will only receive emergency earthquake news.

Product Video

(in Japanese Only)

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A wealth of advanced functions in a compact size that enables one-handed operation

Fits comfortably in your hand

At approximately 67 mm wide, the handset takes up minimal space in your bag or pocket and is easy to operate with one hand.

Fits comfortably in your hand

Beautiful design that incorporates curves and straight lines

The integration of smooth curves and flat edges on the sides provides a sense of elegant design and excellent holding comfort.

Beautiful design that incorporates curves and straight lines
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Capture beautiful images in any situation using the high-resolution rear camera and wide-angle front camera with flash

Equipped with high-resolution camera in a compact body

Approx. 21-megapixel rear camera

The high-resolution CMOS sensor lets you capture beautiful images that are razor sharp down to the finest details.

High-end digital camera captures sharp images in fine detail

GR certified

The camera is "GR certified". This mark of approval is awarded through the image quality certification program administered by developers of RICOH GR series cameras, which are known for their professional-level image quality. The bright, F1.9 lens with high image quality features a 6-layer construction that minimizes distortion and chromatic aberration, ensuring that your pictures turn out beautiful.

GR certified

Quickly take photos when you want

Shutter key

Whenever you want to take a picture, press and hold the shutter key on the side to wake the smartphone and activate the camera for immediate shooting. When the screen is already ON, you can press the shutter key twice to activate the front camera*

  • It can also be configured to activate your preferred shooting mode (available for some modes) from the front camera.
Shutter key

Wide-angle front camera lets you capture selfies with background scenery

Approx. 8-megapixel wide-angle front camera

The wide-angle lens with 100° angle of view (equivalent to 18 mm focal length in 35 mm film format* ) lets you capture the surrounding scenery in your selfies. The front camera is equipped with lens correction technology that minimizes distortion, ensuring that your pictures turn out beautiful, even when taking large group shots.

  • For focal length, a smaller value indicates a wider angle that can be captured.
Comparison of images with 4:3 aspect ratio

Take beautiful selfies in dim light

Front camera flash

The front camera is equipped with a flash. You can take bright, beautiful selfies under conditions that were previously difficult to capture, such as in poorly lit rooms or outdoors at night. The front camera is also equipped with NightCatch II, which enables you to beautifully capture the night scenery in the background.

Without flash / With flash

Delightful functions that let you take selfies with confidence

Face slimming function

The camera is equipped with a function to make faces look thinner. The results look natural, as if no processing has been applied. Choose from three levels of effect to suit your preferences.

Without face slimming / With face slimming

Skin softening function

A skin softening effect is automatically applied to faces that are detected when taking pictures with the front camera. The camera automatically performs adjustments for small imperfections such as pores, creating the appearance of smoother looking skin. A shadow is also added to the bridge of the nose to give faces a sharper definition. The function also reduces the amount of shine on faces caused by the flash.

Before skin softening / After skin softening
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Power-saving IGZO display provides vivid, beautiful color expression

Power-saving 4.7-inch display with beautiful AQUOS image quality

Full HD IGZO liquid crystal display

The 4.7-inch full HD IGZO liquid crystal display achieves beautiful expression of natural colors in high definition, along with low power consumption.

  • The IGZO liquid crystal display was designed for mass production through joint development with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
logo: IGZO

Higher LCD transmittance reduces backlight power consumption

In the IGZO display, the size of the transistors for each individual dot that makes up the image has been reduced compared to that in previous LCDs. Because LCDs display images by transmitting light from the back side, the use of smaller transistors means that less of this light from the back is blocked. In other words, compared to previous models, the new IGZO liquid crystal display uses less light to display images with the same level of brightness.

Higher LCD transmittance reduces backlight power consumption

Notes​

  • For Internet connection, a separate subscription to LTE Net Course is required.
  • Available only with an au Nano IC Card 04.
  • au VoLTE is a voice call service that is available for devices that support VoLTE within the au 4G LTE area.
  • When connecting with other devices that support au VoLTE (within au's 4G LTE area), voice calls with high-quality sound are enabled. In other situations, a conventional level of sound quality is enabled for voice calls.
  • Devices that support au VoLTE are not able to use 3G communications in Japan.
  • Note on high-quality sound

    The actual voice sound quality may vary depending on the communication environment and network traffic conditions.

  • EZweb service and EZ apps are not available. When you switch from the current mobile phone contracted under the EZ WIN Course to a new one, note that your subscription to EZweb service, EZweb site, e-mail newsletters, and Machi-Uta is not automatically terminated or canceled. To cancel or unsubscribe from these services, please follow the necessary procedures.
  • Some smartphone applications may perform data communications even when the user does not operate the device. Subscription to a fixed rate packet (data) communication service is recommended. Some apps installed from the Internet may pose a security risk, just like with personal computers. For example, smartphone operations could become unstable due to attacks by malicious hackers, or the device could be taken over and used in illicit activities. Accordingly, make sure that the provider of the app is reliable and thoroughly check the operating conditions before use. Please note that apps installed by yourself and any malfunctions arising from them are not covered by the warranty. KDDI is not responsible for any trouble resulting from the installation of apps.
  • All screen depictions are simulated images. Actual screens may differ.
  • Please note that the specifications and other details are subject to change without prior notice.

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