Sharp, a Japanese multinational corporation, has introduced its first flagship phone of the year dubbed the ‘Sharp Aquos R5G’. The smartphone is due to launch in Spring but the company has decided to reveal it way ahead of time.

This also happens to be one of the few phones to feature the Snapdragon 865 SoC and Sharp’s first to do so

Design and Display

The smartphone comes with a U-shaped notch for selfies and another notch at the bottom housing the display on top of the physical home button. At the back, the Aquos R5G comes with a quad-sensor camera vertically stacked in a single housing. The phone will be available in blue, white, and Samsung’s Aura Grant-like color-shifting variant.

Sharp Aquos R5G Features a “Double Notch” & Snapdragon 865

It is built around a 6.5-inch QHD+ IGZO display featuring 1440 x 3168 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is flanked by stereo speakers.

Internals and Storage

Internally, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset topped with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of US 3.1 storage. Users will also get a storage expansion slot for up to an additional 1TB. The smartphone will feature Bluetooth 5.1 and WiFi 6 along with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res audio.

On the software front, it runs on Android 10. It also comes with Adobe Photoshop Express pre-installed.


Camera-wise, the Sharp Aquos R5G features a Quad-sensor rear camera with a 12.2MP f/2.7 telephoto camera featuring 2x optical zoom as the first sensor followed by a 48MP f/2.9 super wide-angle camera, a 12MP f/1.7 primary camera and a ToF sensor. At the front, it comes with a 16.4MP f/2.0 camera featuring AQUOS beauty mode.

According to Sharp, the phone can record 8K videos. The Telephoto lens and the primary lens have optical image stabilization as well as electronic image stabilization. Apart from this, there are a number of special features like AI live story, AI live shutter, and focus playback.

Battery and Pricing

The whole package will be fueled by a 3,730 mAh. The company has not revealed whether it will be backed by fast charging or not. Other than this, the pricing details are under wraps for now as well.

Sharp Aquos R5G specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
  • OS: Android 10
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G;
  • Display:
  • IGZO capacitive touchscreen, 6.5 inches, 1440 x 3168 pixels resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Memory:
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Internal: 256 GB
  • Card slot: Yes
  • Camera:
  • Primary: 12.2 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP + ToF
  • Secondary: 16 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (front-mounted)
  • Battery: 3730 mAh
  • Price: N/A