The Sharp Aquos R6 Smartphone Has a Leica Lens and One-Inch Sensor

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Exciting news from Sharp and for fans of Leica: The new Aquos R6 is here and it apparently has the largest camera sensor available on the market right now.

Photo by Aquos R6 from Sharp.

Leica hasn’t let Huawei’s woes keep it from partnering up with smartphone manufacturers. Sharp’s Aquos R6 will use Leica’s f/1.9 Summicron ultra-wide lens with a focal length equivalent of 19mm. The sensor that is being talked about so much in the press surrounding the Aquos R6 is a one-inch 20MP that is equivalent in performance to Sony’s RX100 compact, The Verge reports.

For those of you with long memories, you may remember the Aquos branding appearing on televisions from Sharp. In a nod to that tradition, the R6 has an impressive and notable display.

It is called a Pro IGZO OLED measuring 6.6-inch (2,730 x 1,260) and is accompanied by a Snapdragon 888, 12GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The OLED screen has a variable refresh rate of 1 to 240Hz, a first in Android phones, and a feature that would make the Aquos R6 a truly unique device. The phone is scheduled to go on sale this June in Japan. Unfortunately, as of press time, the pricing for the new Aquos R6 is unknown.

While it won’t have the novelty of Asus Zenfone 8 Flip’s flip-up camera, the cutting-edge screen and Leica lens could do the trick for many consumers in Japan.

Does the Sharp Aquos R6 sound like something you would be interested in buying? What does the Leica branding do for you? Let us know your thoughts on the Aquos R6 and camera manufacturers lending their branding to smartphones in the comments below.

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[The Verge]

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