Sharp Aquos R6 is the world’s 1st phone with 1-inch camera sensor

Sharp Aquos R6 announced 1-inch camera sensor 1
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Sharp isn’t a well-known name in the smartphone industry—at least in this part of the world. However, its latest device, the Sharp Aquos R6, is making waves in the smartphone industry. This phone is the world’s first to use a 1-inch camera sensor.

Sharp Aquos R6 Overview:

Display and Design

Aquos R6 is a high-end smartphone with a 6.6-inch WUXGA+ Pro IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) OLED panel. The display features a resolution of 1,260 x 2,730 pixels and a 240Hz variable refresh rate. It can toggle between 1Hz to 240Hz depending on the content, which is yet another “world’s first” title for Sharp Aquos R6. Furthermore, this screen can reach a peak brightness of 2000 nits, supports HDR, and has a contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1.

Sharp Aquos R6 Design Display

Similarly, the panel has a small punch-hole in the middle for the selfie camera. In terms of the back panel, it features a massive 1-inch camera sensor in a rectangular cutout and has Aquos branding in the center.

Performance

Moving on, the device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset. This has been coupled with 12GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. You can also slot in an SD card of up to 1TB here. Furthermore, it ships with a huge 5000mAh battery that supports Intelligent Charge 2.0, but not wireless charging. It runs Android 11 out-of-the-box and has IP65/68 certification for dust and water resistance.

Camera

As expected, the camera is the star of the show here. Sharp has partnered with Leica to engineer a 20MP 1-inch image CMOS sensor into the Aquos R6. According to the company, this sensor is five times larger than the predecessor and performs exceptionally in low-light environments.

Sharp Aquos R6 Camera World's First 1-inch camera sensor

In addition, a ToF sensor and a single flash are located next to the main camera. It only supports image stabilization via EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). On the front, it has a 12.6MP selfie camera in the aforementioned punch-hole cutout. For biometrics, Aquos R6 comes with Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

Rest of the specs

In terms of wireless connectivity, it features Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and Wi-Fi 6. Sharp has retained the 3.5mm headphone jack on this phone too.

Sharp Aquos R6 Specifications:

  • Build: 162 x 74 x 9.5mm, 207g 
  • Display: 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED, 2730 x 1260 pixels, 2000nits, 240Hz refresh rate (variable), 20 million:1 contrast ratio, HDR, 1 billion colors
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)
  • Rear Camera: 20MP 1-inch CMOS sensor, 7-element f/1.9 Leica Summicron lens, 19mm equivalent focal length, ToF sensor 
  • Front Camera: 12.6MP (punch-hole cutout)
  • Memory: 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB UFS 3.1 storage (expandable up to 1TB) 
  • Operating System: Android 11
  • Battery: 5,000mAh with Intelligent Charge 2.0
  • Security: Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max under-display fingerprint sensor

Sharp Aquos R6 Price and Availability

Sharp Aquos R6 will go on sale in Japan in June, with black and white color configurations. However, the company has not provided the phone’s pricing details or any information on international availability yet.

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