Japanese brand Sharp has announced its first 5G-ready smartphone in its home market. The device is dubbed as the Aquos R5G and it comes with flagship specifications. It is the successor to the Aquos R3 that was launched in May last year. The latest offering comes with upgraded hardware and cameras compared to its predecessor. Let’s take a look at what the device offers out of the box:
Sharp Aquos R5G specifications and features
The Sharp Aquos R5G features a 6.5-inch screen bearing QHD+ resolution and a U-shaped notch. The display is surrounded by a thick top and bottom chin. The device offers a 120Hz refresh rate panel for smooth animations and transitions. Additionally, it comes with Adobe RGB support and is compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR content.
Design-wise, the Aquos R5G features a home button at the bottom chin that also doubles up as a fingerprint scanner. It can be availed in Blue, Black and White colour options. The device is also equipped with a IP68 rating against water resistance. The back of the phone houses a vertically stacked quad-camera module. It consists of a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x zoom, a 48MP ultra-wide lens, a 12MP primary shooter and a ToF sensor. The telephoto and primary sensors support optical image stabilisation along with EIS. Up front, the device is fitted with a 16MP selfie snapper. The Sharp Aquos R5G is capable of recording 8K videos.
In terms of hardware, the Sharp Aquos R5G houses a Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. It offers 256GB UFS 3.0 storage expandable via a microSD card. The device draws its power from a 3,730mAh battery unit and runs Android 10. It ships with pre-installed Adobe Photoshop Express. The smartphone is equipped with stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res audio.
Sharp Aquos R5G pricing and availability
Sharp hasn’t revealed the pricing and availability details of its latest smartphone but it is expected to arrive in Japan later this spring. It is unlikely to launch in other markets.