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Another Snapdragon 835 Phone Announced: Meet Sharp AQUOS R

Today Xiaomi launched its much-awaited flagship named the Mi 6. It’s the third smartphone powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.35GHz and running on 10nm process technology. This was very important to Xiaomi as its competitors in face of Samsung and Sony have already announced phones packed with this chip. I guess you are familiar with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. So the Xiaomi Mi 6 is the third model sporting such a processor. But there is another smartphone featuring the Snapdragon 835 SoC launched today. It’s the Sharp AQUOS R.

Though these phones have been designed for quite different markets, let’s see what is common for them and what selling point the Sharp Aquos R comes with.

The phone is equipped with a 5.3-inch display at a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. It’s made of IZGO (Indium gallium zinc oxide) material that also supports HDR10 and can reach up to 120Hz high refresh rate. Other than that, the Sharp AQUOS R is powered with a Snapdragon 835 processor as I said at the beginning of this article. The CPU is also paired with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of UFS flash memory.

The rest of features include a 16.3MP front camera, 22.6MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and OIS, Bluetooth 5.0, IP68 waterproof certificate, 3160mAh battery, USB Type-C, Quick Charge 3.0 support, front fingerprint scanner, and Android 7.1 out of box.

No price has been revealed yet, but it comes with Sharp’s own AI technology dubbed as EMOP. So wait the Sharp AQUOS R to be priced more than other Sharp models. However, though some features of this phone sound quite impressive, it’s not too attractive in terms of performance. Therefore, it will be very difficult to compete with the aforementioned models, right?

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Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.

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