Japanese technology company Sharp, has unveiled a new smartphone, the Sharp Aquos R2 with flagship specifications. The Aquous R2 belongs to the second generation of the Aquos R series by Sharp. Apart from the flagship specs, the interesting part about this phone is its dedicated camera for video recording which we will soon look into.
Sharp Aquos R2 Design and Specifications
The Aquos R2 features a full screen 6-inch high-speed IGZO IPS panel that has a 19:9 aspect ratio and WQHD+(1440 x 3040 pix) resolution. The display features an Essential PH-1 like notch which houses the front camera. This is a feature common to Sharp’s recently unveiled smartphones. The build seems to be a call back to the Huawei P20 Pro’s chin, Ph-1’s notch and iPhone X’s midframe.Although the display is significantly spread out on the top and the sides, the chin sure is a thick affair. This can be attributed to the presence of the fingerprint scanner. The phone is 9 mm thick and weighs 181 grams.The build seems to be a call back to the Huawei P20 Pro’s chin, Ph-1’s notch and iPhone X’s midframe.The Aquos R2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of on board storage which is expandable up to 400GB. A 3130mAh battery and Android 8.0 Oreo power the Aquos R2. An added bonus is the IPX5/IPX8/IP6X certification along with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The glass back has a carbon fiber like pattern and houses the dual camera setup. The dual camera setup is where things get interesting. There are two sensors, a 16.3MP unit just for video recording and another 22.6MP unit for still. The 16.3MP sensor is capable of 4K recording in uktra wide-angle(135°). The AI powered camera takes stills automatically while shooting videos.The front snapper is a 16.3MP sensor.
Sharp is currently selling the smartphone in Japan and China but plans to expand into other markets soon.