Two-notch Sharp R2 compact smartphone has a notch similar to both Essential phone and iPhone

Sharp's R2 compact has an Essential like notch on top and iPhone like notch at the bottom

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.

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