Sharp has launched the Aquos R6 smartphone in Japan. It is a flagship that boasts only a single functioning camera on the back, but one that comes with a huge 1” sensor. This is yet the biggest camera sensor ever seen on mobile phone, and it was developed jointly with Leica all the way from R&D through lens design to image quality adjustment.
The phone also features the world’s first Pro IGZO OLED 6.67” screen that allows for a dynamic refresh rate between 1Hz and 240Hz for finding the perfect balance between power-saving and smoothness. Resolution is WUXGA+, which means 2,730 x 1,260 pixels.
Under the hood, the Sharp Aquos R6 is powered by a Snapdragon 888 chipset, paired with 8GB RAM and an internal storage of 128GB.
The camera sensor allows for 20MP stills, and Leica and Sharp have also redesigned the lens in front – it is 7P with an f/1.9 aperture and the focal length equivalent of 19 mm.
There’s also a ToF sensor next to the main camera, a single flash; the only image stabilization Sharp and Leica provided is electronic (EIS).
The massive sensor can do an outstanding job in low light conditions according to the official press release. It should offer better dynamic range and reduced noise compared to just about every other smartphone sensor out there.
The rest of the the Aquos R6 highlights include a 12MP selfie shooter as well as an under-display fingerprint scanner. The battery is 5,000 mAh, and the Aquos R6 is waterproof and dustproof.
Sharp Aquos R6 Specifications
Network: Supports 5G
- Chipset: Snapdragon 888 SM8350
- CPU: 2.84GHz Octacore
- GPU: Adreno 660
- RAM: 12GB LPDDR5
- Storage: 128GB UFS3.1 (microSD compatible up to 1TB)
- Type: Pro IGZO OLED, 120Hz (1Hz- 240Hz)
- Size: 6.67 inch
- Resolution: WUXGA + 2730 × 1260
- Main Camera: Single – 20.20 MP (1 inch sensor, 19mm, f/1.9 + low light ToF
- Front camera: 12.6 MP, 27mm, f/2.3
Operating System: Android 11
- Dimension: 162.0 x 74.0 x 9.5mm
- Weight: 207g
- Color: Black, White
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax Wi-Fi6
- Bluetooth: v5.2
- USB: USB Type-C
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes, (3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor in screen Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max)
Others: VoLTE, nanoSIM, Osaifu Keitai / NFC
Waterproof (IPX5 / IP8X)
Sharp Aquos R6 Price and Availability
The phone comes in two colors – Black and White. It will be available for sale at Docomo and NTT in the middle of June when we’ll learn the actual price of the phone. For now, only local carriers will get to sell it.