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

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, November
Status Coming soon. 2019, January

 

BODY

Dimensions 131 x 64 x 9.3 mm (5.16 x 2.52 x 0.37 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz)
Build Aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM Nano-SIM
  – IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

 

DISPLAY

Type IGZO IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 67.5 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~485 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  – 120 Hz
– HDR10
– DCI-P3

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Single 22.6 MP, f/1.9, 22 mm, PDAF, OIS
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 8 MP, f/2.2, 23 mm
Video 1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos
– 24-bit/192kHz audio

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)

 

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – 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

Colors Smokey 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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