Sharp Aquos R2 Compact Launched With Two Display Notches

Sharp has launched a new smartphone in the Japanese market. The new Sharp Aquos R2 Compact comes with a dual notch display. It takes the current trend of display notches further by adding two. Additional highlights include Snapdragon 845 SoC, 5.2-inch display and 22.6MP camera. It is also waterproof and dustproof. Read more to find about Sharp Aquos R2 Compact Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact

Price and Availability

The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact will be available for Japanese users in January. However, the company has not yet revealed the price of the new handset. It is not clear if the Android smartphone will ever make it to the Indian shores.

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Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 512GB)
Display 5.2-inch, full-HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 2.5D tempered glass protection
OS Android
Primary (Rear) Camera 22.6MP with flash
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 2,500mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The new handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB RAM. The 64GB internal storage can be further expanded via a micro SD card slot (up to 512GB). It is backed by a 2,500mAh battery.

In terms of optics, the Sharp Aquos R2 sports a 22.6-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture. Camera features include high-speed autofocus, OIS (optical image stabilization), and ‘electronic handshake correction’. The 8-megapixel front camera comes with f/2.2 aperture.

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  • Dual display notch
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.5D tempered glass protection
  • Aluminum frame
  • Waterproof
  • Dustproof
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Face Unlock
  • OIS
  • Electronic handshake correction
  • 4G VoLTE
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • USB Type-C port

The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact features a 5.2-inch display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and 2.5D tempered glass protection. It incorporating two display notches. While a waterdrop-shaped notch (on top) houses the camera sensor, a slightly wider notch at the bottom packs the fingerprint scanner.

The new handset measures 131 x 64 x 9.3mm and weighs 135 grams. It also supports Face Unlock feature. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and USB Type-C port.

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The predecessor of Sharp Aquos R2 Compact featured a large chin at the bottom for the fingerprint scanner. The Sharp Aquos R Compact was launched in December 2017. It comes with a 32GB internal storage and 4.9-inch full-HD display. The compact smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor and 3GB RAM. It is backed by a 2500mAh battery. The photography needs are handled by a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.

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