Sharp announced its 2022 flagship with the Aquos 7 – a direct successor to last year’s Aquos R6 which brought a massive 1” camera sensor co-developed with Leica. This year’s model carries the same massive-sized sensor and gets the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset as well as a slightly altered design.
In addition, Sharp also announced a new midranger with the brand new Aquos Wish 2. That handset is powered by the Snapdragon 695 and boots Android 12 out the box. Both new devices will be exclusive to Japan.
Sharp Aquos R7 brings a 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED with FHD+ resolution and a 240Hz adaptive refresh rate. Sharp is also touting an impressive 2,000 nits peak brightness, 10bit color support and Dolby Vision. The front and the back are both protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. The panel also houses an under-display fingerprint reader and a 12.6MP selfie cam.
The more interesting bits are around the back where we have a new 47MP main camera with a massive 1” sized sensor that Sharp claims can collect up to 1.8 times more light than last year’s Aquos R6. The Sharp and Leica co-developed sensor brings a seven-element Leica Summicron lens, an F/1.9 aperture and a 19mm focal length. The only other camera sensor on the back is a 1.9MP portrait sensor.
Sharp is offering the Aquos 7 in a single 12GB RAM 256GB storage option. The phone is IP68 certified, boots Android 12 and packs a 5,000 mAh battery.
Sharp Aquos R7 comes in black and silver colors and will be available in Japan from July. Pricing and availability were not yet detailed.
Sharp Aquos Wish2 is a Snapdragon 695-powered midranger with a 5.7-inch HD+ LCD and a 3,730 mAh battery. Sharp claims 35% of the Aquos Wish2’s housing is made from recycled plastics. The phone is also IP68 rated and boots Android 12.
It boasts a single 13MP main cam around the back and a 8MP selfie cam up front. Aquos Wish2 comes in white, charcoal, blue and coral colors. Pricing and availability were not yet detailed.