After breaking up with Huawei, Leica immediately found a new partner, namely Sharp. The two of them collaborated and released a new smartphone called Sharp Aquos R6. Interestingly, the Aquos R6 is not just a Leica appendage. This smartphone has a giant camera sensor.
Sharp Aquos R6
Sharp embeds a camera with a 1-inch sensor. The specifications are similar to the Sony RX100 flagship compact camera. Aquos R6 is the second cell phone to have a 1-inch sensor. The first mobile phone is the CM1 made by Panasonic released in 2014. The closest, the M 11 Ultra, has a lens size of 1/1. 12 inch.
Sharp says the Aquos R6’s rear camera sensor is about five times larger than its predecessor and has many improvements. The sensor supports laser low light autofocus. Sharp uses the Leica Summicron 7 elements which make it possible to take photos in high resolution. The main camera has a resolution of 20MP and a focal length equivalent to 19mm, along with a 12.6 ToF lens.
The Aquos R6 is the first cell phone to carry the Pro IGZO OLED screen technology which is claimed to be the most sophisticated at this time. Has a dynamic refresh rate between 1Hz and 240Hz. So that it can balance the power savings and the level of smoothness of the screen. This smartphone screen measures 6.6 inches with a resolution of 2,730 x 1,260. has a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits and supports HDR10 +. At the top, there is a punch hole with a selfie camera measuring 12,6MP. While at the bottom there is a fingerprint sensor on the screen with Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max technology.
Using the Snapdragon 888 chipset with 12GB of LPPDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 internal memory. This smartphone has a large battery capacity, which is 5,000 mAh. The Aquos R6 is water and dust-resistant. For connections, it supports 5G connectivity, Bluetooth 5.2, and WiFi 6. Sharp will start selling it in June in Japan through the operators NTT Docomo and Softbank.