A well known Japanese electronics brand Sharp is into the smartphone market with its Aquos phones line-up for quite a while now. To gain the momentum in this highly competing smartphone segment, Sharp is aiming to bring a new design language with its reportedly new Aquos R2 compact phone. The new R2 features a ‘double notched display’ (yes, as if a single notch isn’t already odd enough) in the front that comprises – a camera notch on the top and the other awkward notch at the bottom of the display (which certainly looks ugly) beholds a fingerprint sensor.
Sharp claims that the Aquos R2 Compact is aimed at the users who expect to use the phone with only one hand, hence the compact name. As for the ugly double notch display – it is a 5.2-inch Full HD+ display, which the company calls it ‘High-Speed IGZO Liquid Crystal Display.’
No matter how gruesome the display looks, the R2 still is powered by top-of-the-line specs that carry Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 4G of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. A 2500mAh battery powers the phone. On the connectivity front, the phone features Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a /b/g/n/ ac. The Aquos R2 ships with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. This ugly flagship phone is expected to be available in the mid-January, 2019. Comment on what you think of this double notch designed smartphone and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more updates!