It may not be familiar to some, but Sharp is still known as a smartphone manufacturer — in Japan, at least. The company is actually taking it more serious now as they developed and manufactured their own curved OLED screen for their latest flagship smartphone.
The new Sharp Aquos Zero has a 6.2-inch curved OLED screen, with a 2992 x 1440 pixel resolution, DCI-P3 coverage, and Dolby Vision. Of course, the device will come with a huge notch on top and a noticeable bezel on the bottom.
Sharp making their own smartphone display isn’t really that surprising considering that the brand itself is known for their TV products and other related electronics.
Other than the in-house manufactured screen, Sharp is also bragging the Aquos Zero’s build and design. As per the company, this is one of the lightest flagship devices in the market today, thanks to its aramid fiber back plate and magnesium chassis.
As for the specs, the Aquos Zero sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of fast UFS storage. That’s pretty much a standard affair for high-end handsets today.
There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the front, and surprisingly, only a single 22.6-megapixel shooter on the back. The device also runs on a decent 3,130mAh battery, brags a stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos, and will ship with Android 9 Pie out of the box.
Sharp Aquos Zero Specs
- Android 9 Pie
- Dual SIM
- 6.2-inch WQHD+ OLED display, 2992 x 1440 pixel resolution, ~527ppi
- DCI-P3, Dolby Vision
- 2.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 128GB UFS storage
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 22.6-megapixel rear camera, LED flash
- Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- Dimensions: 154 x 73 x 8.8mm
- Weight: 146g
- Color: Black
- 3,130mAh battery
The Sharp Aquos Zero will hit the store shelves in Japan right in time for the holiday season. Sharp’s smartphone business is currently only present in a handful number of markets, so we don’t expect this device to come here in the Philippines anytime soon.