Sharp Aquos R2 Compact With Dual Notch Display Launched: Price, Specifications

Doris Richards
November 15, 2018

Sharp Aquos R2 compact price and availability The handset now doesn't have a price but Sharp has announced that it is scheduled to be launched after mid-January 2019. It also comes with a 22.6MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and a 2,500mAh battery (which is fairly small but understandable given the device's size).

"The Aquos R2 Compact has a 5.2" 2280 x 1080 resolution 120Hz IGZO LCD display with a notch at either end.

Sharp on Thursday morning unveiled its upcoming Sharp Aquos R2 compact smartphone, a monstrosity that might haunt your dreams for the rest of your life. Apple wasn't the first smartphone maker to cut a notch out of its display, of course, but it was the first to use the notch design seen on the iPhone X. And of course that's the design every Android phone company made a decision to copy, for obvious reasons - if Apple does something, they have to do it too.

Despite the dimensions, the Aquos R2 Compact doesn't sacrifice on performance.


The Aquos R Compact was a mid-range device since it was fueled by Snapdragon 660. The USP of the display of the Aquos R2 Compact supports 120 Hz refresh rate. The front-facing camera pack 8-megapixels and a portrait mode. There' a microSDXC card slot, USB Type-C, and even a 3.5mm headphone jack. The display of the phone can function as flash while capturing selfie shots. The smartphone supports both face unlock and fingerprint scanning.

The Android 9 Pie OS is loaded on the phone along Sharp's EMOPA voice-assistant.

With manufacturers offering pretty much no small form factor high-end phones, leaving this market segment rather empty, can we see a similar device coming to the west? On the connectivity front, the phone features Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a /b/g/n/ ac. The handset will be exclusively available for buying since mid-January. It can be availed in color variants such as Green, White and Black.

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