11 September 2020
Sharp is a smartphone manufacturer that largely keeps its products limited to the Japanese market. It is well-known for its Aquos lineup of smartphones in the country had introduced a new offering. The all-new Sharp Aquos R6 is being touted as the world's first smartphone with a 1-inch camera sensor.
This particular one-of-a-kind smartphone camera sensor has been developed in collaboration with Leica. It is the same company that had an exclusive partnership with Huawei for years. The latest team-up with Sharp suggests that the exclusive deal with Huawei is now over but no such official announcement has been made yet.
It is a 20-megapixel camera sensor with f/1.9 aperture and obviously the 1-inch size. This makes it one of the biggest smartphone camera sensors ever. It is the single rear camera that you will get with the smartphone. It does have a front camera sensor but technical specifications are unknown.
Sharp released a God-level smartphone: AQUOS R6— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 17, 2021
1-inch camera, Leica lens, 2000 nit 1～240Hz refresh rate 2K+ OLED screen, Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 888 processor. 5000mAh，I really want it! pic.twitter.com/P2PS6hUfNX
The Sharp Aquos sports a 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED display with 2730 x 1260 pixels resolution. It supports a refresh rate of up to 240Hz which can go as low as 1Hz. The panel supports Dolby Vision tech for an immersive viewing experience. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. It comes with 128GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage with microSD card support of up to 1TB.
The whole package is powered by a 5,000mAh battery. Other important features include 5G connectivity, IPX5/IP6X certification, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Sharp is yet to reveal the pricing and availability details of the smartphone.