Snapdragon 835, a 2K display, Rotatable Smart Dock and Empoma AI Assistant — All In the Sharp Aquos R

When it comes to manufacturing displays, Japanese start-up, Sharp, is of celebrity status. They have supplied quite a lot of manufacturer with niche displays for their handsets, nonetheless, this OEM is not all about displays as they also have their smartphone arm functioning, releasing a smartphone or two, once in a while.

Now, they have announced their upcoming handset, tagged with the moniker, Sharp Aquos R. Being a screen manufacturer, they didn’t fail to live up to expectation as they have fitted this handset with a pretty awesome HDR IGZO touchscreen display of 5.3 inches.


Still on the display, it comes in with a Quad HD resolution of 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Making an appearance on the top upfront of the front panel is a 16.3Mpix wide angle camera sensor to quench all your selfie needs and also take care of all the video calling apps.

This sensor accompanies an even better 22.6Mpix main camera on the back panel of the handset. This main snapper comes in with optical image stability, high-speed autofocus, and a LED flashlight to brighten things up in the low lighted areas.


Ticking under the hood is a Snapdragon 835 processor from Qualcomm that will be coupled up with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space that would be made expandable to additional memory via the addition of a microSD card in the slot provided.

It will be running the Android Nougat 7.1 operating system from the box and the home button below the display would also be graced with a fingerprint scanner for obvious purposes. Keeping the light of this 2k screen on for many hours would be a 3100mAh battery pack that is made even better by the addition of a Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology.


With this handset also comes Sharp’s entrance into the Artificial Intelligence world with the introduction of Empoma. This would study the user’s activities and also dish out helpful information like weather reports and news based on the user’s location.


This AI addition is even made better with the inclusion of a smart charging dock, which is called Robokuru. This works both independent from and hand in hand with the AI with pretty cool features like rotating to find the face of its owner when a call comes in using the front camera sensor. All you need do is to activate the AI when the handset is docked on Robokuru is to say “Hello Empoma”.

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