Japanese smartphone brand, Sharp has announced a new high-end smartphone, dubbed, the Sharp Aquos R2. The highlight of the Aquos R2 is the dedicated camera for video shooting. Sharp stated that the phone has two cameras at the back- a 16.3MP unit for video shooting and a 22.6MP camera for still shooting. The device also comes with an image quality engine, dubbed as “ProPix.” Up front, the Aquos R2 has a 16.3MP selfie shooter. Also, it’s a high-end smartphone featuring the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset on board and up to 4GB of RAM.
Sharp Aquos R2 Specifications
The Sharp Aquos R2 comes with a 6-inch IGZO display with a resolution of 1440 × 3040 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The display also has a notch on top, but it’s very smaller similar to the one we saw on the Essential Phone. Under the hood, the smartphone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, mated with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone also offers a microSD card slot with which the users can expand storage up to 400GB.
Out of the box, the Sharp Aquos R2 runs Android 8.0 Oreo with a custom layer on top. The device measures 9mm in thickness and weights 181grams. It comes with a glass back, and the fingerprint scanner is present on the front like the earlier launched Sharp Aquos devices.
Sharp has also added water-resistant properties to the smartphone along with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support. This entire package is backed by a 3130mAh battery.
Last month, Sharp launched the Aquos S3 mid-range smartphone, but the Aquos R2 is a high-end smartphone which succeeds the Sharp Aquos R smartphone. As of now, Sharp is selling its smartphone in Japanese and Chinese markets and has already revealed its plans to expand globally.