Sharp has announced that it will be bringing its 3D mobile phone to Europe, marking the first time it has been released outside of Japan.

Called the Aquos Phone SH-12C in Japan, the handset will be released in Europe in October – with France being the first to get the device, courtesy of Orange.

The Aquos Phone comes with Android 2.3, has two cameras (both 8MP), 3D video recording, a 4.2-inch screen which shows 3D sans glasses, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G and Bluetooth.

It also comes with an HDMI connection, so you can port your 3D goodness straight onto a TV.

UK bound?

The Japanese version of the phone does have an infrared connection, e-wallet functionality and also a TV tuner built in – these will probably be omitted from the European version of the phone.

The 3D phone market in the UK isn't exactly burgeoning but we do have two models: the HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D.

When it comes to specs, the Sharp Aquos phone has a smaller screen than the both the Optimus 3D and HTC Evo 3D but only by a smidgen. Other than that, its specs pretty much match what is already on offer.

There is a question mark as to whether it will come to Britain, however. So, for now, the Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C UK release date is still unknown.

Via TechCrunch