In a market dominated by the likes of Samsung and Apple, more often than not other brands that offer really strong smartphones are overlooked and eventually forgotten altogether. Sharp is one of these companies that releases powerful smartphones in Japan every year and this year as well The turn of the Sharp Aquos R8 flagship series Is.
If you get to know the Sharp brand better, you will realize that it always launches high-quality and high-performance devices. So it is very disappointing that these smartphones of this brand do not make it to the global market. Sharp’s new Aquos R8 phone is a suitable option for Japanese users who are looking for a device with strong performance.
Specifications of Sharp Aquos R8 smartphone
Sharp Aquos R8 consists of a basic model and a pro model. Both devices are powered by a 2nd generation Snapdragon 8 processor with LPDDR5x RAM, ultra-fast UFS 4.0 storage, and up to 256GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. The base version of this phone only has 8GB of RAM, while the Pro version has 12GB of RAM.
It should be noted that the MicroSD card port is not the only surprise of this device, and the Sharp Aquos R8 series also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. In addition, this phone has an IP68 certificate against dust and water, and the Pro version uses an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the display. On the front panel, the Sharp Aquos R8 Pro hosts a 10-bit IGZO OLED display with a variable refresh rate (from 1 to 240 Hz). The 6.6-inch screen of this device has a WUXGA+ resolution and a maximum brightness of 2000 nits. On the other hand, the basic version has a 6.4-inch screen with FHD+ resolution and a maximum brightness of 1300 nits.
The high-end Sharp Aquos R8 Pro has a main camera on the back panel with a 1-inch 47.2 megapixel IMX989 sensor with a Summicron lens. In Sharp Aquos R8, we see a 50 megapixel main camera with a 1/1.5 inch sensor and a Hector lens. This phone uses a 13 megapixel ultra-wide camera. But the Pro model uses a 14-channel spectral sensor. Two Aquos R8 Pro and Aquos R8 standard phones have 12.6 megapixel and 8 megapixel selfie cameras on the front panel, respectively.
Both versions of the Sharp Aquos R8 run Android 13, and the company guarantees that the devices will receive three years of major Android updates and five years of security updates. The basic version is powered by a 45,870 mAh battery and the Pro version uses a 5,000 mAh battery. Both phones support wireless and wired charging. As far as pricing and launch details are concerned, the devices are not yet available in the market as the company has said that they will be available for purchase in July.
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