The World’s First Smartphone With Two Notches

The World’s First Smartphone With Two Notches

November 17, 2018 Off By Mr Kings

The world’s first phone with two notches Sharp Aquos R2 compact has been officially announced.
The phone features a 5.2-inch “freeform” display with one notch housing the 8MP selfie camera and another one for the fingerprint reader.

The display panel is an IGZO panel with 1,080 x 2,280px resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Yes, Sharp is the company behind Razer’s high frame rate screen and Essential’s notched screen. It’s an HDR10-enabled display with Gorilla Glass 3.

The Aquos R2 compact is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset that runs Android 9.0 Pie. The chipset is coupled with a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, plus a microSD card slot (up to 512GB). Something not too common among phones with 5-inch screen. That is a flagship chipset in such phones.

The USB-C promises an intelligent charging procedure that extends the battery life. It’s a 2,500mAh battery, so even in its best shape, it’s not that great.

There’s a single 22.6MP camera there with a 22mm f/1.9 lens, OIS and electronic stabilization as well. The phone is waterproof (IP68). The Sharp Aquos R2 compact is available only in Japan for now.The World’s First Smartphone With Two Notches 1

Sharp Aquos R2 compact Full Specs and Availability date

Network Properties

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 2100
  • 4G: LTE
  • Data Speed: HSPA, LTE

Software (OS)/Skin

  • Android 9.0 Pie



  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 630

Memory Storage

  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 512 GB

Design & Build

  • Dimensions: 131 x 64 x 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 135 g
  • Build: Aluminum frame, plastic back
  • Colours: Smokey Green, Deep White, Pure Black
  • IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)


  • Type: IGZO IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.2 inches, 67.5 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~485 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 120 Hz
  • HDR10
  • DCI-P3


  • Main Camera
    • Single: 22.6 MP, f/1.9, 22 mm, PDAF, OIS
    • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
    • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
  • Front-facing Camera
    • Single: 8 MP, f/2.2, 23 mm
    • Video: 1080p@30fps


  • Music Support: MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Support: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)

Other Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Document viewer
  • Photo/video editor


  • Charging: Fast battery charging
  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery

Announcement & Availability Date

  • Announced: November, 2018
  • Availability: January, 2019


  • Launched Price: Yet To Be Announced

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