Sharp Aquos R released with Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat on-board

Sharp, the Japanese electronic giant, has grabbed the limelight in the past on a number of occasions with bezel less smartphones. Apart from the stunning looking concept Corner R device, Sharp has commercially made available some interesting bezel-less smartphones like Sharp Aquos Crystal and Sharp Aquos Xx. Now, the company has launched a new smartphone named Aquos R.

Based on its reputation, the name itself got us quite kicked up. We thought combining R from Corner R and Aquos from Aquos Crystal, Sharp has come up with an interesting looking bezel less smartphone Aquos R. But our hopes got deflated when we had a look at the newly launched Sharp Aquos R as it is no where near the bezel-less concept. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a premium handset. What got our hopes afloat is the rocking internal hardware coupled with great software and an AI. This time, Sharp has made a transition from emphasizing on the design to giving more weightage to specsheet in Aquos R. And that is what makes it a top notch device.

Sharp has equipped Aquos R with 5.3 inch WQHD IGZO liquid crystal display panel which is 4K HDR 10 compatible. At its heart, it carries the latest Snapdragon 835 processor. Another outstanding feature is the 22.6MP rear camera with F1.9 aperture and an amazing 16.3MP selfie snapper. It packs in 4GB RAM and 64GB in-built storage.

Sharp Aquos R will be shipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and 3,160 mAh battery. On top of these high-end specsheet, it sports front fingerprint scanner and IP68 rating which makes it water and dust resistant. The cherry on the icing is Sharp’s AI ‘Emopa’ which gives the user audio and text messages, and changes the screen, depending on the time, place, and user’s personal needs. ‘Emopa’ can operate independently or combined with an accessory dock called ROBOKUKU (does it sound like Samsung’s DeX Station?).

Read: The Sharp Aquos Z3 is now official

Sharp Aquos R combines 4Rs- Reality, Response, Robotics and Reliability. With the above spechsheet, the Sharp phone combines the great design and hardware which companies like Samsung bring in their devices with great cameras which OEMs like Oppo and Vivo focus upon.

Although the official price has not been listed, we suppose it should be retailed at around 800 euros. Also, at this point it is not clear if Sharp will release Aquos R in the international market or not. But we would surely love to have our hands on one.

Source: Sharp

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16 Comments

  1. That’s an amazing phone.

  2. wow!! that’s one great looking flagship device!! but judging by the increase in popularity of Bezel-less devices and Sharp being the first company to make a complete bezel-less device(from 3-sides like Mi Mix), I though their 2017’s SD835 flagship will be a complete bezel-less device.. that’s the only disappointment, otherwise this phone has some crazy Cool specs for the price and a great glass metal look as shown in the video!! hope they will launch a Bezel-less flagship this year as well!!

  3. Looks amazing smartphone.
    Sharp IGZO displays have always great colour reproduction. I have used this type of display in iNew V3-E smartphone before 3 years.
    Hope Sharp will do launch plan in India at reasonable pricing.

  4. wow!! that’s one great looking flagship device!! but judging by the increase in popularity of Bezel-less devices and Sharp being the first company to make a complete bezel-less device(from 3-sides like Mi Mix), I though their 2017’s SD835 flagship will be a complete bezel-less device.. that’s the only disappointment, otherwise this phone has some crazy Cool specs for the price and a great glass metal look as shown in the video!! hope they will launch a Bezel-less flagship this year as well!!

  5. Jitendra Sakariya

    Looks amazing smartphone.
    Sharp IGZO displays have always great colour reproduction. I have used this type of display in iNew V3-E smartphone before 3 years.
    Hope Sharp will do launch plan in India at reasonable pricing.

  6. There’s a quite an abundance of terms used when discussing this phone. Emopa ROBOKUKU R from Corner R and Aquos from Aquos Crystal.. O_O

  7. There’s a quite an abundance of terms used when discussing this phone. Emopa ROBOKUKU R from Corner R and Aquos from Aquos Crystal.. O_O

  8. it looks good with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. this is powerful like other flagship like xiaomi mi6. its awesome. i think sharp wanted to compete with the other big company like samsung. i like this phone.

  9. it looks good with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. this is powerful like other flagship like xiaomi mi6. its awesome. i think sharp wanted to compete with the other big company like samsung. i like this phone.

  10. Sleek ! looks a lot like a Samsung device IMO. And looks like they went the extra mile to put in an AI too that’s lovely

  11. Sleek ! looks a lot like a Samsung device IMO. And looks like they went the extra mile to put in an AI too that’s lovely

  12. I believe they were the first manufactures to give no bezels a shot long time ago. And they did it pretty elegantly. That caught the west’s attention since then. That’s why I believe revolutionary ideas and visionary phones are always way better than safe, conservative or overly gimmicky designs.

    1. Did you check out their chargers ? Omg those things are crazy. check out the wireless charger.It apparently turns according to where the user is and point the phone at them with the use of voice recognition .The technology is going places

  13. I believe they were the first manufactures to give no bezels a shot long time ago. And they did it pretty elegantly. That caught the west’s attention since then. That’s why I believe revolutionary ideas and visionary phones are always way better than safe, conservative or overly gimmicky designs.

    1. Did you check out their chargers ? Omg those things are crazy. check out the wireless charger.It apparently turns according to where the user is and point the phone at them with the use of voice recognition .The technology is going places

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