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Sharp Aquos R3: The Dual Notched Smartphone Features

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Some time ago I wrote an article on likely phone features that may trend in 2019, and I mentioned the Sharp dual notch feature. While many like the in screen camera cutout (formerly in-display camera) and in-display fingerprint are established already, the dual notch happens to be the most neglected feature.

Design and Display

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Technology giants, Sharp are keen on retaining the old Fingerprint-in-front design feature in a world where large bezel-less displays are trending. The only way to achieve this without using ugly bezels is to use a notch cut out at bottom too.

The dual notch is the first noticeable feature when you pick up the Sharp Aquos R3. There is a top waterdrop notch that houses the front camera and the bottom notch that houses the fingerprint sensor which doubles as the home button.

At the back, there is vertical dual camera cutout placed at the top left corner.

For display, the device has a 6.2-inch display IGZO panel. IGZO (Indium, Gallium, Zinc and Oxygen) Display gives almost twice the resolution found in TFT (the Aquos R3 has 3120 x 1440 pixel resolution) and consumes lower battery. The display also comes with an insane 120Hz refresh rate, mostly found in gaming smartphones.


The Sharp Aquos R3 has a triple camera set up; one front-facing camera and two rear-facing cameras. Sitting in the top notch is a 16.3MP selfie shooter while the rear cut out houses a 12.2 MP module and 20 MP module.

Sharp has different job specifications for both cameras as the 12 MP module is for still photography while the 20MP module is reserved for video recording. The cameras are AI based as there are AI features like AI Live Shutter and AI Live Story.

Hardware Components (Processor and Memory)

The Sharp Aquos R3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC clocked at 2.84 GHz in charge of everything. Adreno 460 is in charge of graphics.

For memory, the is a 6 GB LPDDR4X RAm clocked at 2.1 GHz. There is also 128 GB of onboard storage space.

Battery and OS

The only drawback in this device is the 3200mAh battery powering a 5G device with 3120 x 1440 pixel resolution. Even the 11W Qi wireless charge support doesn’t cover this. The device runs in Android Pie. Price has not been announced.

Overall Specifications


OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Display6.2inch dual notched IGZO display
Camera12MP rear shooter, 20 MP rear video camera, 16 MP selfie
Storage128 GB
ProcessorOcta Core, 2.8 GHz
Battery3200 mAh
SecurityFace ID and Fingerprint ID


TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G and 5Gyes
SIM TypeDual nano-SIM slot

Design and Display

Dimensions156 mm × 74 mm × 8.9 mm
Height156 mm
Width74 mm
Thickness8.9 mm
Display Size6.2-inch
Display Resolution1440p Quad HD+ (3120 x 1440 pixels)
Display TechnologyIGZO (Indium, Gallium, Zinc and Oxygen) Display
ProtectionInformation not available
ColoursInformation not available



OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Processor Name/TechnologySnapdragon 855
Number of Processor Cores8
Processor Speed1 Kyro 485 Prime clocked at 2.84GHz, 3 1 Kyro 485 clocked at 2.42GHz, 1 Kyro 385 Prime clocked at 1.8GHz,
Graphics ChipsetAdreno 640
Internal Storage128 GB
External StorageInformation not available
SensorsG-sensor, P-Sensor, Gyro, Touch Sensor, Electronic Compass


Front16 MP Camera,
Rear12 MP still photography camera, 20 MP video recording camera
FeaturesAutofocus, LED Flash, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Portrait, AI Live Shutter and AI Live Story.


VideoFLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP
AudioWAV, MP3, MP2, ACC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, AAC-Plus V1, AAC-Plus V2, FLAC, WMA, ADPCM
ImageJpeg, Png, Gif, Bmp
Speaker ChipsetNil
Audio JackYes, 3.5mm


BluetoothBluetooth® 5.0, A2DP, LE
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
USBYes, 2.0
NFCInformation not available


Battery Capacity3,200 mAh
Battery TechnologyLi Po
Fast ChargingInformation not available
RemovableInformation not available

Extra Features

Security FeaturesFace ID and Finger Print


To be announced

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Ini Laurence Inyanghttps://rencetek.com
Simple, Always Curious. When he is not seeing anime or reading about phones and trending technologies, he is somewhere in his room building WordPress websites
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