The Sharp Aquos R Compact from last year had feature a very small notch for the front-facing camera. The chin of the phone that housed the fingerprint scanner embedded home button was so thick that it was fitted with a smaller screen of 4.9 inches. Today, Sharp has announced the all new Sharp Aquos R2 Compact with dual notches. The upper notch is for the selfie camera and the bottom is for the home button. This novel design has allowed the Aquos R2 Compact a large display with similar dimensions as the predecessor model.
The Aquos R2 Compact measures 131 x 64 x 9.3mm and weighs 135 grams. It sports a dustproof and waterproof body. The compact-sized phone easily fits in the palm. It features an acrylic rear and an aluminum frame.
It features a 5.2-inch IGZO display manufactured by Sharp. It carries support for Full HD+ resolution and it is equipped with features like HDR10 support and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The USP of the display of the Aquos R2 Compact supports 120 Hz refresh rate.
The Aquos R Compact was a mid-range device since it was fueled by Snapdragon 660. Sharp has not increased the display size on the Aquos R2 Compact, but also it has included the Snapdragon 845 flagship chipset. The SoC is supported by 4 GB of RAM. For storage, it features an inbuilt storage of 64 GB and a microSD card slot.
The 22.6-megapixel wide-angle rear camera and an LED flash is available on the rear side of the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact. The ProPix image quality engine can improve the performance by adjusting the exposure and white balance. The rear cameras support OIS, EIS and AI scene detection. An 8-megapixel selfie shooter is fitted inside the front notch of the phone. The display of the phone can function as flash while capturing selfie shots. The front-facing camera carries support for face unlock.
The Android 9 Pie OS is loaded on the phone along Sharp’s EMOPA voice-assistant. The USB-PD enabled 2,500mAh battery is present under the hood of the device. The usual connectivity features such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack are available on the Aquos R2 Compact.
There is no information available on the pricing of the smartphone. The handset will be exclusively available for buying since mid-January. It can be availed in color variants such as Green, White and Black.
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