Sharp has announced the Aquos R7, the company’s first flagship smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform. The novelty has a bright OLED display, a powerful 5000 mAh battery and a camera based on a 1- Inch 47 MP sensor based.
The developers equipped the Aquos R7 with a 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED display with support for a resolution of 2730 × 1260 pixels (WUXGA +), brightness up to 2000 cd / m², refresh rate of 1 up to 240 Hz and support for Dolby Vision technology. There is a hole at the top of the display that houses the 12.6-megapixel front camera.
The main camera of the device is located on the back of the body and is a 1-inch 47.2-megapixel sensor, which is apparently complemented by a ToF sensor (the manufacturer did not specify this issue). The camera supports the auto focus function. The smartphone’s display and back are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The hardware basis of the novelty was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with eight cores (one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores and four Cortex-A510 cores), which is manufactured in a 4-nanometer process technology and operates at a frequency of up to 3.0 GHz. The equipment is supplemented by 12 GB of RAM and a 256 GB hard drive. Memory cards up to 1 TB are supported.
A battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh ensures that the smartphone can be operated independently. Fast charging support information was not disclosed. A USB Type-C interface is available for recharging. Support for 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 5.2 is reported. An NFC module is provided for contactless payment.
As a software platform, Aquos R7 uses Android 12 with Sharp’s proprietary user interface. The novelty will appear on the Japanese market this summer.