Sharp today announced a new smartphone, the Aquos R Compact. It is a smaller version of the Aquos R range of smartphones. The Sharp Aquos R Compact isn’t like the other smartphones in the Aquos R lineup and comes with an edge to edge display and looks similar to the recently launched Essential Ph 1 smartphone. Sharp has been manufacturing bezel-less display smartphones for quite some time now, and the Aquos R Compact is an addition to the already huge range of bezel-less display smartphones from the company.
The Sharp Aquos R Compact sports a 4.9-inch IGZO LCD display with a resolution of 2032×1080 along with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display is curved and comes with a notch cut out in the centre for the front camera. Additionally, the display has a refresh rate of 120Hz which makes it twice as fast than most of the competitive smartphone displays.
As for the specifications, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage. It runs on Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the company’s own EMOPA 7.0 skin on top. All of this is backed by a 2,500mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0.
As of now, the company hasn’t announced the price of the smartphone. It will go on sale in Softbank Japan this December, however, we do not know if this smartphone will make it to any other countries or not. It will be available in four colour options – Black, White, Gold, and Silver.