Sharp Aquos R Debuts with 5.3-inch WQHD display, HDR10 Support, SD835 SoC
Following the launch of the Z3 in Taiwan, Sharp has returned to its homeland – Japan with the launch of the Sharp Aquos R. The high-end device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with EMOPA – an integrated Artificial Intelligence (AI) app and relies on the current Qualcomm top shelf chipset – the Snapdragon 835.
Housed in water and dust resistant (IPX5; IPX8/IP6X) glossy metal body with an elegant back, the Sharp Aquos R has a 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) WQHD IGZO LCD display, support for HD10 (like the LG G6) and a refresh rate of 120GHz. It packs 4GB of RAM, 64GB built-in storage space, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C Port with Quick Charging 3.0 support and a 3160 mAh battery keeps the lights on.
For photography, there is a rear 22.6MP camera with EIS and OIS, f/1.9 aperture, 90- degree wide-angle lens, and PDAF while the front camera is a 16.3MP snapper with PDAF and a 90-degree wide-angle lens with an f/2.0 aperture. Available connectivity options include – dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Sharp Aquos R also comes with a unique charging dock pairing with the EMOPA AI assistant. When the phone is docked, EMOPA listens and follows the owner’s voice, so that the dock automatically turns to face the owner when a call comes in. There is no word on pricing and release details.