There are few companies that can match Sharp’s ability to produce high-quality smartphones packed with cutting-edge technology. The Sharp Aquos R6 was a groundbreaking smartphone with a 1-inch camera sensor, 240Hz high-refresh rate display, and Snapdragon 888 processor. The new Sharp Aquos 7 improves on its predecessor with a speedier processor, improved design, and even better camera.
The main camera on the Aquos R7 was developed by Sharp and Leica. It has been upgraded from the previous model’s 20MP 1-inch CMOS sensor to a 47MP 1-inch sensor. According to Sharp, the new camera is 1.8 times more sensitive to light, making it better for low-light photography. The camera has a seven-element Leica Summicron lens and can shoot 8K video at a 19mm equivalent focal length. It also has Octa PD autofocus for autofocusing. Additionally, a 1.9MP portrait sensor has been added.
The Sharp Aquos R7 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. It has a 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED screen up front, which looks to be the same as the previous generation. In addition to FHD+ resolution and a 240Hz varying refresh rate, the panel supports 10-bit colour, Dolby Vision, and a maximum brightness of 2000 nits.
The Sharp Aquos R7 comes with Android 12 preinstalled. Some of its other notable features include a 5,000mAh battery, an IP68 rating, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Sharp Aquos R7 is expected to be available for purchase in Japan by the end of July. Softbank and Docomo are taking pre-orders for the Silver/Black model. Neither a price tag nor an international release date have been announced at this time.