Sharp Mobile has unveiled a new smartphone in Japan called the Sharp Aquos R Compact. The smartphone comes in Green, White and Black. colour options. Sharp has not revealed the pricing for this smartphone yet and the device will be available in mid-January.
The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact is the world’s first smartphone to come with dual notches. The upper notch is for the selfie camera and the bottom is for the home button. It features a 5.2-inch IGZO full HD+ display with screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, HDR10 support and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The USP of the display of the Aquos R2 Compact supports 120 Hz refresh rate.
The phone is armed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, which is clubbed with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of Internal storage, with an option to expand up to 512GB storage via microSD card. It runs on Android 9 Pie operating system and is backed up by a 2,500 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
On the camera front, the Aquos R2 Compact flaunts a 22.6-megapixel shooter with LED flash, 22mm f/1.9 lens, optical and electronic image stabilisation as well. In its front lies an 8-megapixel snapper for selfies and video chats with aperture of f/2.2 which also doubles up for the face unlock feature. The smartphone houses a front-mounted fingerprint sensor
The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact smartphone supports dual SIM, 4G/LTE with VoLTE network and comes with all basic connectivity options like WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Type-C USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset measures 131 x 64 x 9.3 mm and weighs 135 grams. This handset is water and dust resistant (IP 68).
The device comes pre-loaded with the company’s own AI voice assistant dubbed as EMOPA, which gives the user audio and text messages and changes the screen, depending on the time, place, and user’s personal needs.