Sharp unveils Aquos R – a real flagship smartphone that could battle with the giants

- Adrian Ungureanu

Sharp and its brand Aquos are better known by those who buy TVs and monitors rather than smartphone buyers. But things might change as the company launched Aquos R, maybe the first real flagship smartphone from the Japanese company.

Aquos R sports a 5.3-inch QHD display which is also HDR 10 capable. Under the hood it has a Snapdragon 835, the best chipset from Qualcomm, that powers Samsung’s Galaxy S8 flagships. Aquos R has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage.

Sharp’s new smartphone surprises with its camera setup, too. The main camera has a 22.6 MP sensor, while the front camera has 16MP, more than enough for selfie lovers.

Aquos R runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, its powered by a 3,160 mAh battery which can be charged with a compatible Quick Charge 3.0 adapter via the USB-C port. It has fingerprint scanner and it will be available in black and white if we judge by the video Sharp made for this smartphone.

Even though it announced this smartphone, Sharp didn’t give any details about the pricing and availability. Considering the other smartphones out there on the market we should expect a price at over $700. We hope it won’t be released only for Japan, cause Aquos R deserves a shot on the global market.