Japanese electronics manufacturer, Sharp, has released a statement that it is planning to launch its new phone, AQUOS R2 compact as the successor to the AQUOS R compact which was launched last year. The predecessor was known to offer flagship features in a slim and compact design and this new model is no different.
The successor, AQUOS R2 compact, features a 5.2-inch FHD+ screen with Sharp’s high-speed IGZO LCD and has a width of only 64mm. It features a double-notch design where the top notch resembles that of the Essential phone and the bottom notch that of iPhone. Whereas the vogue in the world is shifting towards a bigger and bigger screen, Sharp boasts of its single-hand usability.
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The notch at the top consists of an 8MP front-facing camera whereas the bottom notch houses a fingerprint scanner, providing for a two-way authentication system in face unlock and fingerprint scanning. The fingerprint scanner, reportedly, can also be used as the “Home”, “Back”, and “Switch App” key.
The phone also boasts of a 22.6MP camera at the rear armed with EIS and OIS for blur-free photography. Memory consists of 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The phone will most likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Additionally, the phone will run on Android 9 Pie out of the box and be fueled by a 2500mAh battery.