29 September 2021
Sharp has debuted its newest smartphone Aquos R7 in Japan. It is the latest member of the Aquos R-series and is a direct successor to last year's Aquos R6. The lineup has remained exclusive to the Japanese market so far and is expected to stay the same this time around as well.
Just like the predecessor, the main highlight of the Aquos R7 is the 1-inch camera sensor. The resolution of this camera sensor has been bumped to 47.2-megapixels with f/1.9 aperture and 19mm focal length. The lens has been developed in collaboration with Leica and is a seven-element Leica Summicron sensor. The back also has a 1.9-megapixel secondary sensor for portrait shots.
The Aquos R7 sports a 6.6-inch IGZO OLED display with 2730 x 1260 pixels resolution and an adaptive 240Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with Adreno 660 GPU. There is a single configuration of 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. The front camera on the phone is a 12.6-megapixel sensor with an f/2.3 aperture.
The whole package is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with fast charging. There is an under-display fingerprint scanner and the phone will boot Android 12. Sharp is yet to reveal the pricing of the Aquos R7 but says it will go on sale starting July 2022. The available color options will be Black and Silver.