Sharp Aquos R5G was shown today in a video, and it is a strange device, difficult to frame. The specs are at the top, but aesthetically it seems to have remained a few years ago, complete with a frontal fingerprint sensor – something that we have not been used to seeing for a while.
If the other manufacturers strive to find a solution to the age-old “notch” issue, Sharp does not seem to pose the problem, and indeed proposes the lower notch, now a hallmark of the brand – we have already seen it on Aquos R2 Compact and Aquos R3 – although on Aquos V it seemed to have abandoned it and replaced it with two generous frames above and below the screen, even older.
You got it right, there are two notches, since the fingerprint sensor invades, in part, the screen. Beyond the extravagant aesthetic aspect, the technical characteristics as anticipated are also highly respectable.
The display, besides the two “notches” that mark it at the extremes, is a 6.5-inch IGZO panel with 120Hz refresh rate, QHD + resolution (1440×3168) and Adobe RGB support with integrated control technology (“Rich Color” ) which automatically adjusts the screen parameters to the displayed content.
The processor will be the top of the Snapdragon 865 range, and the RAM will be 12 GB, but above all of the LPDDR5 type. Internal storage will be 256 GB UFS 3.1. But there is the possibility of also having an expansion slot to add memory up to an additional 1TB. The operating system will be Android 10, and will have Adobe Photoshop Express pre-installed.
Behind it there is a quadcam arranged vertically, “traffic light”, composed of a main sensor of 12MP f / 1.7, a 12 MP f / 2.7 telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom, a super wide angle 48 MP f / 2.9 and lastly a ToF sensor. The front selfie cam, inserted in a rather small “U” notch, is instead 16MP f / 2.0, and can use the AQUOS Beauty Mode.
Sharp is keen to point out that Aquos R5G is capable of recording videos at a resolution of 8K, with optical and electronic image stabilization, and a whole series of proprietary AI-based software functions. The slightly dated appearance, however, has one advantage: the 3.5 mm headphone jack is there.
SHARP AQUOS R5G – SPECIFICATIONS
dimensions and weight:
162x75x8.9mm for 189 grams
6.5 “QHD + IGZO Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
256GB expandable up to 1TB
5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
IPX5 / 8 / IP6X
audio and video:
stereo speaker, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res
48MP f / 2.9 wide angle
12MP f / 2.7 telephoto with 2X optical zoom
12MP f / 1.7
16MP f / 2.0
Finally, connectivity: compatibility with 5G networks is already in the name, for the rest the device will be equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 and WiFi 6. Probably, given the rest of the data sheet, there will also be NFC, although Sharp does not has explicitly mentioned it.
Regarding price and availability, no information has yet been released