Sharp Aquos R7 official: the 1 “camera evolves

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Sharp has always accustomed us to smartphones equipped with particular technical solutions and also the latest top of the range, just announced Aquos R7, it is no less. It is the direct successor of the Aquos R6 presented last May while maintaining some of the key features that distinguished it, but improving the design and some other technical elements.

 

Aquos R6 had impressed with its choice of adopting a single rear photographic sensor of 20.2 MP and with a size of well 1 “and even with the R7 the use of a large sensor continues – you always stay on 1 “ -, but the resolution changes to 47.2 MegaPixels assisted by Leica SUMMICRON lenses with opening f / 1.9 and focal length equivalent to 19 mm. Optical stabilization is missing, but the sensor is assisted by the digital one and we also find a second 1.9 MP camera dedicated to measuring depth for portraits.

Thanks to the presence of such a large sensor, Aquos R7 is able to offer a digital zoom without loss of detail up to 4x and allows you to shoot at 12 MegaPixels using 4: 1 pixel binning. There is no lack of phase detection focus in 8 points per pixel, a new portrait mode and the ability to record videos in 8K.

Aquos R7 is made of Gorilla Glass Victus and metal, with flat edges and no curvature in the display, which was present in the previous model. The other technical specifications of the R7 are those typical of a true top of the range and still we find a panel with a refresh rate at well 240 Hz (like on R6, but here yes drops down to 1 Hz), although this time we are talking about a 6.6 “OLED IGZO and resolution 2,730 x 1,260 and an unprecedented peak of brightness, since it reaches well 2,000 nit. On the front we find the hole for the 12.6 MegaPixel front camera.

Under the body beats a heart moved by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and assisted by 12 GB of RAM memory e 256 GB internal memory UFS 3.1 expandable up to 1 TBas well as a 5,000 mAh. The equipment is completed by a Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint sensor (positioned under the screen), IPX5 and IP68 certifications, unlocking with face recognition, Bluetooth connectivity, 5G and full Wi-Fi, standard Android 12 and 3.5 mm jack .

In short, for many it could be the top of the range of dreams, however even in this case it is a smartphone that will remain confined to the Japanese market only, more precisely to the customers of the SoftBank and DoCoMo operators. At the moment, the sale price and launch date set for the new Aquos R7 are not known.

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