Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke an Arsenal record during the victory over Norwich (Picture: BT Sports)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he is ‘really proud’ after breaking an Arsenal record previously held by Thierry Henry during the Gunners’ emphatic victory over Norwich City.The Gabon forward brought up a half century of Premier League goals for Arsenal in just his 75th appearance as Mikel Arteta’s side thumped Norwich 4-0 on Wednesday eveningIn doing so, Aubameyang eclipsed Premier League legend Henry’s record for the north London outfit.Aubameyang joined Arsenal in a £56million move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 and has now scored 62 goals in 101 appearances for the club.ADVERTISEMENTAsked about breaking Henry’s Arsenal record, Aubameyang told Sky Sports: ‘[I am] really proud, really proud.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘First of all I’m proud of the team because we did a great job. I’m really happy and proud. ð´ Fastest players to reach 50 PL goals for @ArsenalApps:79 â Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang83 â Thierry Henry87 â Ian Wright101 â Alexis Sanchez113 â Olivier Giroud pic.twitter.com/VlaeNasEoS— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) July 1, 2020 ‘My performance was good, I think. I’m always happy to score goals and help the team win games.’Aubameyang fired Arsenal in front against Norwich on Wednesday evening and then added the hosts’ third after Granit Xhaka doubled the Gunners’ lead before half-time.Cedric Soares then netted his first Arsenal goal as Arteta’s side secured an emphatic 4-0 victory to climb to seventh in the Premier League.Discussing Aubameyang after the win, Arteta said: ‘The way he works everyday he decides to get better. Hopefully he’s here for longer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He can see what we are trying to do and hopefully he can evolve.’On his team’s performance, Arteta added: ‘They are so willing, we convinced them even more this is the right direction.‘We cannot give anything to the opponent. I’m really pleased with the understanding of the game.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Aubameyang drops contract hint after Saka signs new deal Arsenal dealMORE: Arsenal postpone Lacazette decision because of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jul 2020 8:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.5kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts to breaking Thierry Henry’s Arsenal record Advertisement Advertisement
A new era of smartphone design is underway. Bezels are going the way of the dodo and striking bezel-less designs with edge-to-edge screens are becoming the norm amongst flagship smartphones.A lot of people credit this development to the Xiaomi Mi Mix – a smartphone that paved the way for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6. Now Apple is also set to join the bezel-less party with the iPhone 8 which is widely expected to sport an edge-to-edge OLED display.Without taking any credit away from the Xiaomi Mi Mix, which is a spectacular feat of engineering, there was a smartphone which introduced the world to bezel-less screens way before the Xiaomi Mi Mix, the LG G6 or the Samsung Galaxy S8.Yes, I am talking about the Sharp Aquos Crystal – the bezel-less smartphone that the world forgot about. While the smartphone came with fairly middling specifications – a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 2,040mAh battery – it had a design that was far ahead of the competition at the time.The Sharp Aquas Crystal featured a nearly bezel-less design that wouldn’t have looked out of place in an episode of The Jetsons. The smartphone’s 5-inch 720p edge-to-edge display was angled at the edges in a way which made it look like a precious stone.Just like the Xiaomi Mi Mix, Sharp had to do away with the front earpiece in order to accommodate the screen. Sharp included what they call a Direct Wave Receiver, which basically turned the entire front glass panel into an earpiece. (It conveyed sound through vibrations). The company moved the front camera as well to the area underneath the display in order to alleviate space for the screen.advertisement It does not matter that the Aquos Crystal came with fairly low end hardware, what matters is the fact that it introduced the world to a design ethos which three years later is fast becoming the norm.The smartphone was not a concept with a limited release like the Mi Mix. It had a full commercial rollout. What is even more impressive is the fact that the device was not a China or Japan exclusive, but was released in the United States as well. The smartphone even came with Harman Kardon audio.Companies like Samsung, LG and Xiaomi have us believe that such a design is difficult to manufacture and will remain in the realm of flagships for the foreseeable future. However, the Sharp Aquas Crystal brought this kind of design to the market three years ago at a fairly affordable price of $239.Imagine that, a smartphone with the same striking bezel-less design found on today’s pricey flagships could be bought three years ago for approximately 20,000 rupees. It would be great if in the coming months, companies like Samsung or LG can release mid-range or even budget smartphones with their new bezel-less designs.There was even a higher-end variant of the Aquos Crystal on offer called the Sharp Aquas Crystal X which sadly never made it out of Japan. It came with a 5.5-inch 1080p edge-to-edge display, the Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 2,160mAh battery.It does not matter whether the device was a commercial success or not, or that it had a few issues and fairly low end hardware, what really matters is the fact that it introduced the world to a design ethos which three years later is fast becoming the norm. It was a trendsetter, a phone far ahead of the time that deserves its place in the history books.The next time you are looking at your Galaxy S8, mesmerised at the beautiful “Infinity Display”, or looking at the Mi Mix in wonder due to its “edge-less screen”, do give a thought to the diminutive Sharp smartphone that started it all.
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