Over in Japan, there are various smartphone brands that we rarely, if ever, see outside of the country. One of those brands includes Sharp, who has recently debuted their brand new smartphone – the Sharp Aquos R6. What makes this phone so special is the fact that it comes with a 1-inch sensor for the camera.
For those wondering why this is a big deal, it is because most phones use smaller camera sensors due to space and size constraints. 1-inch sensors might typically be found in compact cameras, but almost never in smartphones. We say almost never because while it is extremely rare, Sharp was not the first. Instead, that honor goes to the Panasonic Lumix CM-1 from 2016, although Sharp’s implementation is considerably less bulky.
As for the rest of the phone’s specs, the Sharp Aquos R6 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and comes with 6.6-inch 2730×1260 display and a 240Hz refresh rate, beating out more well-known and more well-established smartphone brands like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and the likes. It also comes with 12GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery.
Unfortunately, the phone will be exclusive to Japan so the only way you’ll be able to get your hands on it is to buy it there and bring it back with you, or get someone to buy it and send it to you, although we can’t be sure whether or not the radios in the phone will be compatible with your local networks.