Sharp Aquos R Compact with Android 8.0 Oreo announced

Sharp has come up with an Oreo-based smartphone.


Sharp Mobile has announced the launch of a new smartphone dubbed Sharp Aquos R Compact. This smartphone has been unveiled in the company's home market Japan.

Sharp Aquos R Compact with Android 8.0 Oreo announced

The Sharp Aquos R Compact adorns a 4.9-inch FHD+ IGZO display with a resolution of 2032 x 1080 pixels. At its heart, there operates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of default memory space that can be further expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.

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The smartphone from the stable of Sharp is based on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box making it one of the first smartphones to be launched with the latest iteration of Google's mobile OS. Also, there is a 2500mAh battery that powers the smartphone from within and is expected to give the device a decent backup. The battery also supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support.

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When it comes to the imaging department, the Sharp Aquos R Compact boasts of a 16.4MP rear camera accompanied with LED flash, PDAF, and hybrid auto focus. Up front, there is an 8MP seflie camera on board. The device features a fingerprint sensor at the front embedded in the physical home button below the display. Other goodies of the smartphone include dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0 and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

The Sharp Aquos R Compact's pricing is yet to be announced but the smartphone will go on sale in late December and will be exclusive to SoftBank Japan. The device will be available in different color variants - Amethyst Purple, Tourmaline Black, Moon White, and Diamond Yellow. For now, there is no word regarding when the device will go on sale in the other markets apart from Japan or whether it will be released elsewhere or not.

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