Most smartphone manufacturers try to cut the cut on the screen as much as possible, the compact Sharp Aquos R2 has only two cuts and it's not at all stupid.
Most smart phones now have a cut-out for the front camera that prevents manufacturers from pulling the screen in front of the device. This is also true with the new compact Sharp Aquos R2, but also lost part of the screen due to its fingerprint reader.
In this case, the fingerprint sensor not only serves to unlock the smartphone, but also to move the system using different gestures. As for the screen itself, it is a 5.2-inch IGZO LCD with a resolution of 1 080 x 2 280 pixels, which offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz and HDR10 support.
LookLive Y95 – luxury exterior, basic interior finish
In the top cut there is an 8 megapixel camera with an aperture f / 2.2 and, on the other side, we find a 22.6-megapixel camera with an aperture f / 1.9. The smartphone is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, which is the Adreno 630 graphics chip and the 4 GB RAM drives.
An internal storage of 64 GB can be expanded with microSD cards and a pleasant surprise is the IP68, water and dust test certificate. The operating system is the current Android 9.0 Pie, but it is a disappointing battery with a capacity of 2,500 mAh.
The compact Sharp Aquos R2 will go on sale in January 2019, but probably the Japanese market will never go. The design trend is in the opposite direction, but producers are slowly eliminating cuts and, in this case, it is more a commercial shot than a serious design for ordinary consumers.