11 April 2019
Sharp has officially unveiled the Aquos R3 smartphone in Japan. It is a flagship offering and is a direct successor to Aquos R2 from the last year. It continues with the dual-notched display design which means it also has a notch at the top as well as at the bottom. It seems like Sharp managed to sell a good number of units with the previous model.
The Sharp Aquos R3 sports a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (3120 x 1440 pixels) IGZO display with a 120GHz refresh rate. The display also supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision for a premium video consumption experience. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. It offers 128GB of internal storage with no words on if there is microSD card support.
On the back panel, it has a dual camera setup featuring a 12.2-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and 78-degree Fied of View and a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 125-degree Field of View. These offer AI-powered camera features like AI Live Shutter and AI Live Story. It has a 16.3-megapixel selfie camera with facial recognition support.
The whole package is powered by a 3,200mAh battery with support for fast charging and 11W wireless charging. It has a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth 5.0. There is also a physical home button which is housed within the second notch. There are no words on the pricing and availability details yet but considering it is from Sharp, it is likely to remain a Japan exclusive smartphone.