Sharp Aquos R2 Compact with Dual Notches Unveiled

Ciara Alarcon
With a goal to deliver an all-screen experience to consumers, smartphone brands are coming up with new innovations to eliminate its notch. However, in Japan, Sharp wanted to stand out with its new device that has two notches – the Aquos R2 Compact.

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact with Dual Notches Unveiled
Sharp Aquos R2 Compact with Dual Notches Unveiled

The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact might raise your eyebrows once you see its dual notches on the front. Its tiny notch on its top accommodates its selfie camera, while its wide notch below houses its fingerprint scanner. It’s somehow hard to swallow, when they could simply put its fingerprint sensor on the back, right?

On a brighter side, the device is dominated by its 5.2-inch FHD+ IGZO panel with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR 10 compatibility. Under the hood, it carries a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with Adreno 630 graphics. It is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, too. The latter is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.

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Jumping off to its camera department, the Aquos R2 Compact comes with 22.6-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel selfie snapper. In terms of its stamina, on the other hand, it boasts an underwhelming 2500mAh battery to accompany users on their daily tasks.

Meanwhile, the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact is expected to be available only in Japan.

Is it a yay or nay?

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact Specs:

  • Nano SIM, supports LTE connectivity
  • 5.2-inch FHD+ IGZO IPS LCD (2280 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen, 19:9 aspect ratio, ~485ppi, HDR 10, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 64mm x 9.3mm
  • Weight: 135 grams
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 2.8GHz 64-bit octa-core (4x2.6GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4x1.7GHz Kryo Silver) CPU, Snapdragon 84 chipset, Adreno 630 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 512GB via microSD
  • 22.6MP f/1.9 main camera, 2160p video recording at 30fps
  • 8MP f/2.2 front camera
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • 3.5mm audio port
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Face Unlock, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 2500mAh Li-Ion non-removable with Fast Charging
  • Colors: Smokey Green, Deep White, Pure Black
  • Price: TBC

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