Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."
Sharp’s newest flagship has a 1-inch camera sensor with Leica branding — and that’s probably enough to catch the attention of camera photography nerds. But it might be hard to get your hands on a unit as the Aquos R6 is limited to Japan for now.
The 1-inch 20-megapixel camera sensor is the largest in the smartphone world, beating the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s 1/1.12-inch sensor. This means that the phone’s camera will be able to absorb more light in a short amount of time, resulting in detailed photos even in low-light situations.
Interestingly, the phone only has a single rear camera — a departure from a multi-camera setup that’s common in this age’s phones.
The Aquos R6 is no slouch in other departments. It features a 6.6-inch screen with 2,730 x 1,260 resolution, 2,000 nits of max brightness, and 240Hz of refresh rate.
- Screen: 6.6-inch WUXGA+ Pro IGZO OLED screen; 1,260 x 2,730 resolution; 2,000 nits max brightness
- Refresh rate: 240Hz
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
- RAM: 12GB
- Rear camera: 20-megapixel camera with a 1-inch sensor; f/1.9
- Front camera: 12.6-megapixel with f/2.3 aperture
- Internal storage: 128GB
- Security: In-screen fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 5,000 mAh
Sharp’s latest device also has some neat features such as a location-aware hotspot and a dedicated Google Assistant button. The company claims that its Qualcomm powered in-screen fingerprint sensor provides the largest area for unlocking the phone.
The Sharp Aquos R6 is currently available only in Japan through network bundled plans with NTT Docomo and Softbank.
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