For all those who want to know about the purpose of the dual notch in its vanilla software, Sharp Aquos R2 compact will give you the justification. Well, this handset is officially the world’s first phone with two notches. While the smartphone may feel unnatural at first glance, it’s fairly compact.
Speaking of the display on the Sharp Aquos R2 compact, it houses a 5.2” “freeform” display. Well, this is an IGZO display with 1,080 x 2,280px resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The display houses an 8MP camera in the top notch, and the bottom one is for the fingerprint reader. The company has a high reputation for making displays. Sharp is the company behind Razer’s high frame rate screen and Essential’s notched screen. The display on Sharp Aquos R2 compact is top-notch, and it comes with HDR10 capabilities along with Gorilla Glass 3.
For the internal hardware, the handset runs of the Snapdragon 845 chipset that runs Android 9.0 Pie. Rest, we’ve got 4GB of RAM along with 64 GB of internal storage. The handset also supports microSD card slot up to 512GB of internal storage.
Interestingly, the Sharp Aquos R2 compact supports a 3.5mm headphone jack, and also there exists Dolby Atmos support. The USB-C port on the handset supports intelligent charging, but the 2,500mAh battery doesn’t seem to enough.
For the optics, there is a 22.6MP camera there with a 22mm f/1.9 lens, OIS and electronic stabilization as well. The sensor is put inside a metal frame with an acrylic material on the back. The phone is waterproof (IP68).
For now, the Sharp Aquos R2 compact is available in Japan only. We don’t have information on the availability of this handset in other markets.