Let me start off by saying this is not a joke. Sharp has actually made a phone with two notches on it — one at the top and one at the bottom.
Sharp has announced the Aquos R2 compact, the next installment from last year’s Aquos R compact which also had a notch on it (like the Essential Phone). This time around, Sharp decided to add in another notch to increase the screen size and keep the fingerprint scanner on the front of the device. The second notch wraps around the fingerprint scanner that’s at the bottom of the 5.2-inch 2280 x 1080 IGZO LCD display. Even though Sharp did add face authentication to the device, they still wanted to keep the fingerprint scanner as a backup.
The phone will also come with a Snapdragon 845 SoC with 4GB of RAM, run Android 9 Pie, have a 22.6-megapixel rear-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with portrait mode. The battery capacity will come in at 2,500mAh, have an IP58 water resistant rating and an IP6X dust resistant rating. Sharp hasn’t given any details on what the storage will be, but it can be expanded with a MicroSD card. The charging port will be USB Type-C and will also come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Another plus to the not so fun two-notch device, the screen will support HDR10, Dolby Vision, VP9, HLG, and YouTube HDR.
The device won’t be making it to the states, but will still be sold in Japan by SoftBank come January 2019, and come in three colors: Pure Black, Deep White, and Smoky Green.
Hopefully, this isn’t what the notch trend is coming to. Having two notches on a device… it’s unfortunate.
What do you guys think about the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact and its two-notch life? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: slashgear
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