Sharp Aquos Zero2 with a 240 Hz display and Snapdragon 855 chipset is announced

25 September 2019, 07:04:26

Sharp Aquos Zero2 with a 240 Hz display and Snapdragon 855 chipset is announcedSharp has announced a trio of new smartphones, the most interesting one of which is the Aquos Zero2. This smartphone features a 6.4-inch OLED FHD+ display with a 240 Hz refresh rate. Actually, Sharp was the first company to offer 120 Hz displays on smartphones and not it is also the first to offer a 240 Hz refresh rate. The press release explains that the display uses a technology that inserts a black frame after each normal frame. This method lowers the time during which a pixel is visible to the eye for each frame and thus reduces motion blur.

In addition, the Sharp Aquos Zero2 is equipped with a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage and a 3130 mAh battery. The 8MP front camera resides in the dot notch above the display and there's an in-display fingerprint sensor as well - a first for a Sharp smartphone. On the back, there's a 12MP main shooter with an f/1.7 aperture and 78° angle of view. It is accompanied by a 20MP ultra-wide camera with a 125° angle of view and an f/2.4 aperture. Both shooters are aided by a ProPix2 engine for blur correction. The body is covered with glass on the front and back and is available in Astro Black and Misty White colours. It is also IP65/IP68 rated for water and dust resistance. At 143 grammes, the handset is incredibly light. The smartphone runs on Android 10 out of the box. Pricing and availability are TBA.
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