We haven’t heard much about Sharp’s smartphones these days, mostly because they’re only available in Japan and other regions, however, the company just released a new line of tech-packed Aquos R6, as reported by Engadget Japan. This includes Leica-brand cameras with large sensors, which raises a few questions about Leica’s relationship with Huawei.
Sharp partnered with Leica to create a 20-megapixel camera with a 1-inch sensor, one of the largest in any smartphone.It works with Leica on all camera systems, including sensors. (Likely made by Sony) 19mm f / 1.9 wide angle lens (35mm equivalent) and image quality features. The 7-element lens design earns Leica’s formidable “Summicron”; branding, which is expected to help you shoot with less distortion. (From wide to telephoto) is done digitally, not optical.
Sharp’s collaboration with Leica was quite interesting as it was rumored yesterday that Leica was ending its relationship with Huawei, although the two companies previously denied it. However, thanks to the new Sharp collaboration, the Leica is no longer exclusive to Huawei, at least. Will it work with other camera companies such as Xiaomi as rumored?
The Aquos R6 has a camera-matched screen, with a 6.6-inch 2,730 x 1,260 HDR display that produces a peak brightness of 2,000 nits, which is the highest in any smartphone Sharp claims to get that figure, Sharp said. It has developed an OLED display using IGZO technology, although it’s not clear how it works. To avoid draining the battery rapidly from such a bright display, Sharp should develop a system to reduce the refresh rate to 1Hz when displaying still images.
Another nice feature for the security conscious is the dual fingerprint system. Apparently, the Aquos R6 is one of the first smartphones to use Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Max fingerprint authentication system, first announced in 2019.The significantly larger area makes it possible to identify fingerprints. At the same time, it allows users to log in with two fingerprints at the same time for extra security.
Other details include the Snapdragon 888 process, 12GB of RAM, 128 GB of expandable storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery to support the larger screen and battery. No word on price or availability. But you won’t be able to buy it in the US.
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