Having a notch at the top is the new trendy design in the smartphone industry, and the notch is always one. However, that has changed with the launch of Aquos R2 Compact, an Android phone with two notches, by Sharp.
This means Sharp is the first OEM to use the support for two notches on Android phone, after Google announced back in May that it’s going to be upgrading the Android operating system to support two notches.
Against how most people think the notches would be placed on the phone, which is being placed at the top, the two notches are place at top and bottom. One of the notches is located at the top-middle, while the other is located at the bottom-middle.
And as expected, the top notch houses the front camera of the Aquos R2 Compact and other important sensors that come with phone. The bottom notch, however, only houses the fingerprint scanner.
Other Specs of Sharp Aquos R2 Compact
The screen of the phone measures 5.2-inches, has Full HD+ display, and its resolution is 2280×1080 pixels. In the innards of the Sharp Aquos R2 compact are its octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, its 4GB RAM chip, and its 64GB internal storage chip. There is a support for microSD card, up to 512GB.
As for the phone’s operating system, it is the Android 9.0 Pie. The battery of the phone isn’t impressive, thought, as its capacity is at 2,500mAh. But the battery supports Quick Charge 3.0.
The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact’s back camera gets a 22.6-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 and optical image stabilisation. Its front gets an 8-megapixel sensor with aperture of f/2.2. The body dimension is 131×64×9.3mm and the weight is 135 grams.
In terms of colours, the phone would be available in Smokey Green, Deep White and Pure Black.
Sharp Aquos R2 Compact Price and Availability
As at the time of this publication, the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact price hasn’t been fixed. The phone is expected to hit the market by mid-January; so before then, we should have its price.