The notch has now infected everything (even Samsung), because it is currently the only solution that allows for increased relationships between the screen and the body. the new Sharp Akuos R2 Compact even possesses two notches, one upper one and one lower. A smartphone, like other Japanese manufacturers, will not reach Europe.
Sharp Akuos R Compact, which was announced last year, was one of the first devices with a notorious "notch" (actually a hole similar to that of Essential Phone). The lower frame instead has a rather large thickness, as there is a Home button with a fingerprint reader. Sharp decided to increase the diagonal of the screen, leaving the button. This resulted in the addition of a according to the cutout at the bottom.
As we can conclude from the name, the smartphone is a compact version of Sharp Akuos R2, from which several specifications are inherited. Hardware equipment includes one 5.2-inch IGZO screen Full HD resolution (2280 × 1080 pixels), refresh rate of 120 Hz and HDR10 support, vinegar core Snapdragon 845 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB memory, expanding with microSD cards up to 512 GB. The sensor was selected for the last camera 22.6 megapixels, in combination with a lens with f / 1.9 hole. The front 8 megapixel camera has a f / 2.2 lens.
The connection is guaranteed by the 802.11ac ViFi module, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Galileo and LTE. The battery has a capacity of 2,500 mAh and is charged via USB-type C port. The smartphone also supports Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision technology. The operating system is Android 9 pie. There is no lack of IA-specific functionality for the Japanese market. There are three colors available: white, black and green. The smartphone will be sold in 2019 at an unknown price.