Sharp Aquos R2 Compact: The First Smartphone with Dual Notch

The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact is officially the world’s first smartphone with dual notches. Without mincing words, it is actually a pretty good, compact phone. The phone comes with a 5.2 inches “freeform” display. Looking at the display, one notch houses the 8MP selfie camera, while the other one for the fingerprint reader.

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact: The First Smartphone with Dual Notch

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact Features

The screen of the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact is an IGZO panel with 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution, and 120Hz refresh rate. In case you don’t know, Sharp is the company behind Razer’s high frame rate screen and Essential’s notched screen. It is an HDR10-enabled display protected with Gorilla Glass 3.

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The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset, and runs on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. The phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. This features of the Aquos R2 Compact sounds pretty cool.

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The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact also boasts of a 3.5mm headphone jack, complete with Dolby Atmos support. The 2500mAh battery it came with will be charged by a USB-C port, which promises an intelligent charging procedure that extends the battery life.

Looking at the exterior, the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact is built around a metal body frame with an acrylic material on the back. The phone has a single 22.6MP camera with a 22mm f/1.9 lens, OIS, and electronic stabilization as well. It also have an IP68 waterproof rating.

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact Specification

NETWORK

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bandsHSDPA 2100
4G bandsLTE
SpeedHSPA, LTE
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

 

LAUNCH

Announced2018, November
StatusComing soon. 2019, January

 

BODY

Dimensions131 x 64 x 9.3 mm (5.16 x 2.52 x 0.37 in)
Weight135 g (4.76 oz)
BuildAluminum frame, plastic back
SIMNano-SIM
 – IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

 

DISPLAY

TypeIGZO IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.2 inches, 67.5 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~485 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
 – 120 Hz
– HDR10
– DCI-P3

 

PLATFORM

OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.6 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUAdreno 630

 

MEMORY

Card slotmicroSD, up to 512 GB
Internal64 GB, 4 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Single22.6 MP, f/1.9, 22 mm, PDAF, OIS
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single8 MP, f/2.2, 23 mm
Video1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos
– 24-bit/192kHz audio

 

COMMS

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCYes
RadioNo
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)

 

FEATURES

SensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
 – Fast battery charging
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor

 

BATTERY

 Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery

 

MISC

ColorsSmokey Green, Deep White, Pure Black

Sharp Aquos R2 Availability

At the moment, the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact is only available in Japan. There are no words about its availability in other markets at the moment.

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