After Huawei, Sharp now also cooperates with Leica, and also overtakes Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra in terms of sensor size with the freshly launched smartphone Aquos R6 for the Japanese market, since the main camera has a 1-inch image sensor with 20MP. The focal length of the f/1.9 Summicron lens is supposed to be Kb-equivalent to about 19mm, so it is very wide-angle. The device itself is 9.5mm thick (the other dimensions are 74 x 162mm).
The main camera is apparently not flanked by any other camera modules (except for the selfie camera on the front), and there is only a digital, AI-assisted zoom. However, a time-of-flight sensor and laser autofocus are installed. There are no details about the video capabilities on the Japanese product page; the partner SoftBank advertises upscaling to 8K.
Besides the camera, the phone's display is also noteworthy. The 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED offers a variable refresh rate up to 240Hz and a peak brightness of 2,000nits. A Snapdragon 888 SoC including a 5G modem, 12GB RAM, 128GB storage, IP68 certification, and a 5000mAh battery round out the specs.
It is not known how much the Sharp Aquos R6 will cost and whether it will be launched here as well.
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