New smartphone with 1-inch camera sensor and Leica lenses

Sharp’s new Aquos R6 comes with one of the largest image sensors on the smartphone market. The rest of the hardware is impressive too.

The Japanese manufacturer Sharp has presented its new Android smartphone Aquos R6 . The upper-class device is particularly noticeable because of the camera: Sharp installs a 1-inch sensor with a 19-mm lens, the lenses of which were developed by Leica.

The camera with a 1-inch sensor is the only one on the back, and there is only a time-of-flight sensor to support it. There is no telephoto lens or other lenses. The opening aperture of the camera is f / 1.9, the resolution of the sensor is 20.2 megapixels. The camera should reduce noise in darker picture situations and have a natural bokeh.

The Aquos R6 is the first smartphone with Leica branding since the German camera manufacturer started working with Huawei. It is not known whether the cooperation with the Chinese company will continue in view of the ever-falling sales of Huawei smartphones.

Large OLED display with fast frame rate

The Aquos R6’s front camera has 12.6 megapixels and is housed in a small hole in the display. The IGZO OLED screen is 6.6 inches and has a resolution of 2,730 x 1,260 pixels. It supports frame rates between 1 and 240 Hz and has a peak brightness of 2,000 cd / m2. A fingerprint sensor is built into the display.

Inside the Aquos R6 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 as well as 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory. A slot for micro SD cards is built in. The smartphone supports 5G and Wi-Fi 6 and is protected against water and dust in accordance with IP68. The battery has a nominal charge of 5,000 mAh.

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