Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sharp has unveiled a new smartphone called Sharp Aquos R2. The announcement took place in their hometown market. Looking at the newly launched Aquos, it is the company 2018 flagship and also the successor of the last year flagship via Aquos R.
One of the greatest highlight of the Aquose R2 is the processor as it comes with Snapdragon 845 SoC. It also has another interesting feature like a dedicated video recording camera.
The Sharp Aquos R2 comes with its own inbuilt Emopa AI assistant. It sports a dual rear camera setup with one dramatic wide camera and a standard camera. Also, the AI is able to click images automatically during a video shoot, a feature called AI Live Shutter works.
The smartphone is IPX5/ IPX8/ IP6X certified for dust and water resistance, and boasts of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for a richer multimedia experience.
- Display: 6.00-inch
- Processor: 2.8GHz octa-core
- Front Camera: 16.3-megapixel
- Resolution: 1440×3040 pixels
- RAM: 4GB
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Storage: 64GB
- Rear Camera: 22.6-megapixel
- Battery Capacity: 3130mAh
SHARP AQUOS R2 FULL SPECIFICATIONS
Release date: May 2018
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 156.00 x 74.00 x 9.00
Weight (g): 181.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 3130
Screen size (inches): 6.00
Resolution: 1440×3040 pixels
Processor: 2.8GHz octa-core
Processor make: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Internal storage: 64GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 400
Rear camera: 22.6-megapixel
Front camera: 16.3-megapixel
Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Notably, the smartphone has currently only been launched in Japan, and pricing has not been revealed, but looking at their previous Aquos R and the R2 specifications, we are assuming the price will be around $500 (Approximately N180,000). The availability of the phone in entering international markets is still unknown.
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