Sharp is a brand that makes various kinds of electronic products but is mainly known for its LCD panels. The company launches a few phones every year in every price segment in the Japanese market, but it is a brand that’s not known for the best looking phones. The Sharp Aquos R3 is the latest offering from the brand & it’s the second phone from the company that has a dual Notch display, which looks weird & for many, ugly.
So, there is not only a notch on top but also on the bottom that makes space for the fingerprint scanner. The rest of the design isn’t any fancy as the phone has a glass sandwich design & a vertical dual camera setup on the rear.
The display is probably one of the best things about the Sharp Aquos R3 as the phone has a 6.2-inch Pro IGZO panel with a Quad-HD+ resolution & 120Hz refresh rate. The Razer Phone was the first phone to launch in 2017 with a 120Hz IGZO panel & the Aquos R3 uses the similar display panel. 120Hz refresh rate means that the overall experience of scrolling & moving between screens is going to be super smooth.
Moreover, the display supports HDR10, but those two notches certainly ruin the design from the front.
The processor under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with 6GB RAM & 128GB internal storage. The UI seems close to stock Android Pie as we can see in the images above so that’s a good thing.
Coming to the cameras, the Sharp Aquos R3 has dual rear cameras that include a primary 12.2MP camera with f/1.7 aperture & 20MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture. The secondary camera is basically for video recording & there are a handful of AI features as well. There is a single camera on the front that’s a 16.3MP unit.
The Aquos R3 has a 3,200mAh battery & the phone supports 11W Wireless Charging as well. There is no information on the pricing & availability at the moment.