Sharp Aquos R With Emop AI Assistant, Snapdragon 835 SoC Launched

Sharp Aquos R With Emop AI Assistant, Snapdragon 835 SoC Launched
Highlights
  • The smartphone has launched in Japan for now
  • Sharp Aquos R sports a virtual AI-based assistant called Emop
  • It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC

Sharp has launched a flagship level device called Aquos R with AI abilities and the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. The device has currently only been launched in Japan, and pricing and availability in other international markets is unknown at the moment.

There are very few phones with the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC in the market, and Sharp Aquos R joins the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi MI 6 to offer it. Furthermore, the smartphone comes with its own inbuilt Emop AI assistant as well - something that has been in trend with OEMs nowadays. The digital assistant gets triggered by saying ‘Hello Emop’.

The Sharp Aquos R sports metal edges, with glass back and front cover. The volume and power buttons are situated at the right edge of the device. A USB Type-C port resides at the bottom edge of the device, and the fingerprint scanner is underneath the Home Button.

Apart from the latest processor and AI assistant, the Sharp Aquos R runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. It features a 5.3-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display, which is also HDR 10 capable. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 64GB of inbuilt storage as well.

As for the camera, the Sharp Aquos R sports a 22.6-megapixel rear sensor with high-speed autofocus, LED flash, OIS, and an f/1.9 aperture. At the front, there is a 16.3-megapixel wide-angle camera for selfies and video chats. It packs a 3160mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options also include the latest Bluetooth 5.0. In Japan, Sharp is also bundling a charging dock that rotates itself towards the owner alert them of a notification or a call.

Display 5.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Front Camera 16.3-megapixel
Rear Camera 22.6-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3160mAh
OS Android 7.1
Resolution 1080x2048 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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