Sharp Introduces AQUOS R7
Today, Sharp released a new flagship AQUOS R7 in Japan, which will be available after July 2022. Although the Sharp cell phone does not have a high presence in the country, R7 this product still has some unique selling points.
Sharp AQUOS R7 features a 6.6-inch WUXGA+ Pro IGZO OLED display (organic EL) with a variable refresh rate of 1 to 240Hz, peak brightness of 2000 nits, 1 billion colors, Dolby Vision compatibility, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus glass on both the display and back.
In addition, the camera supports Intelligent Color Matching, Outdoor Vision, AI Super Resolution, Virtual HDR and the ability to interpolate images, and an under-screen 3D ultrasonic fingerprint recognition sensor.
AQUOS R7 comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen1 flagship chipset, 12GB RAM, 256GB storage, retains a 3.5mm headphone jack, supports 1TB microSD card expansion, and FeliCa functionality.
It is compatible with the 5G SA network and has the highest communication performance in the history of AQUOS with a maximum downlink speed of 4.9 Gbps and a maximum uplink speed of 1.1 Gbps.
In terms of imaging, the Sharp AQUOS R7 camera is equipped with a newly developed 1-inch 47MP sensor + SUMMICRON lens supervised by Leica from Germany. The nano-level low-reflection processing is said to reduce reflections by 60% compared to AQUOS R6, with an F value of 1.9 and an equivalent focal length of 19mm.
The Summicron lens maintains the same 35mm focal length and can cover a range of focal lengths from ultra-wide-angle to telephoto, with a 12.6-megapixel front-facing lens, and a 2.3 F value lens, and a 27mm focal length.
Thanks to the new sensor, the pixel size reached 3.2um, which increases the light gathering capacity by about 1.8 times compared to AQUOS R6, and the pixel count has increased from 20.2 megapixels to 47.2 megapixels for better imaging in high-resolution mode.
AQUOS R7 also supports Octa PD AF which doubles the focus speed compared to the AQUOS R6. In addition, the camera supports AI auto-detection of people, faces, and eyes, claiming 1.5 times faster AI processing speed compared to AQUOS R6.
The camera also features QBC (pixel quad-blending) technology, which keeps the mode switching in HD when zooming, and “super-resolution zoom” continues to be available and can be used in combination with QBC to take more vivid photos.
The user interface of the Camera App has also been changed, with processing in the background for HDR shooting and easier operations such as continuous shooting. In addition. In HDR shooting, noise has been reduced compared to the past because it is composited in the RAW state.
The AQUOS R7 will be available in black and silver. Other aspects, the device has a built-in 5000mAh battery, fast charging is unknown, but it supports wireless charging (Qi), IPX5 and IPX8 waterproof, IP6X dustproof, and Osaifu-Keitai, larger built-in speakers, pre-installed Android 12, NFC and Bluetooth 5.2.