Sharp Aquos R3 Snapdragon 855 Flagship Lands With 120Hz IGZO Display And Dual Notches

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The Essential Phone introduced us to the display notch, and its prevalence in flagship phones ballooned with the release of the Apple iPhone X a few months later. Now, save for a few smartphones from Chinese OEMs with pop-up selfie cameras, most flagship smartphones have some type of display notch.

However, Sharp isn't content with just having a single notch on its latest smartphone: the Aquos R3. Instead, the smartphone has two notches -- one at the top, and one at the bottom. The top notch wraps around the 16.3MP selfie camera, while the bottom notch curves around the bottom-mounted fingerprint sensor. 

It's definitely an interesting looking device with the dual notches, and it seems quite "quaint" to see a device with a visible front-facing fingerprint sensor these days. With that being said the Aquos R3 has a rather large 6.2-inch Pro IGZO display panel with a resolution of 3120x1440. And if that wasn't enough, HDR10 support is baked in along with a sizzling 120Hz refresh rate (which mirrors that of the Razer Phone/Razer Phone 2).

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Other specs for Aquos R3 pretty much match up with other 2019 flagship phones including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Sharp has placed dual cameras on the back including a 12.2MP sensor for photos, and a dedicated 20MP sensor for video. There's a 3200 mAh battery onboard and wireless charging is supported.

At this time, pricing and availability is not yet known for the Sharp Aquos R3, although it is likely to be a Japan-exclusive.

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