The Razer Phone was made official just this morning, and among its list of hardware, the 120Hz display is one of the phone’s main appeals. Well, there’s actually another smartphone with a similar display in a more compact form factor: the Sharp Aquos R Compact.
Initially launched a couple of weeks ago, the Aquos R Compact features a smaller – and arguably sleeker – 4.9-inch 2032 x 1080 120Hz IGZO display with minimal top bezel. In fact, it even has a notch at the top of the display like the Essential Phone. (To some extent, similar to the iPhone X‘s notch as well).
Its other hardware, however, are decidedly mid-range. The Aquos R Compact comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 2,500mAh battery, a 16.4MP rear camera with a hybrid autofocus system, and an 8MP front-facing shooter.
Even though the Aquos R Compact isn’t exactly a flagship smartphone, it also features Bluetooth 5.0. On top of that, it ships with Sharp’s own Android skin based on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box too.
The Sharp Aquos R Compact will go on sale sometime in December, but unfortunately, it will be sold exclusively in Japan through Softbank. Its retail price has not been revealed yet at the time of writing.
(Source: The Verge)