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Sharp Aquos R With Emop AI Assistant, Snapdragon 835 SoC Launched

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Sharp has launched a flagship level device called Aquos R with AI abilities and the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. The device has currently only been launched in Japan, and pricing and availability in other international markets is unknown at the moment.

There are very few phones with the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC in the market, and Sharp Aquos R joins the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi MI 6 to offer it. Furthermore, the smartphone comes with its own inbuilt Emop AI assistant as well – something that has been in trend with OEMs nowadays. The digital assistant gets triggered by saying ‘Hello Emop’.

The Sharp Aquos R sports metal edges, with glass back and front cover. The volume and power buttons are situated at the right edge of the device. A USB Type-C port resides at the bottom edge of the device, and the fingerprint scanner is underneath the Home Button.

Apart from the latest processor and AI assistant, the Sharp Aquos R runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. It features a 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display, which is also HDR 10 capable. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 64GB of inbuilt storage as well.

As for the camera, the Sharp Aquos R sports a 22.6-megapixel rear sensor with high-speed autofocus, LED flash, OIS, and an f/1.9 aperture. At the front, there is a 16.3-megapixel wide-angle camera for selfies and video chats. It packs a 3160mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options also include the latest Bluetooth 5.0. In Japan, Sharp is also bundling a charging dock that rotates itself towards the owner alert them of a notification or a call.

Sharp Aquos R

General

Release date April 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 153.00 74.00 8.70
Battery capacity (mAh) 3160
Removable battery No
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2048 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage No

Camera

Rear camera 22.6-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 16.3-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 7.1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type
GSM/CDMA
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No