Sharp Aquos Zero 2 is now available outside Japan

Sharp Aquos Zero 2 is now available outside Japan

The Sharp Aquos Zero 2 is the world’s first smartphone to be equipped with a game-changing 240Hz display refresh rate.

The Sharp Aquos Zero 2 is finally available outside the Japanese market, months after it was announced in September 2019. Touted as the world’s first smartphone to feature a 240Hz refresh rate display, the device has now made its way to Taiwan for TWD 21,990 or around USD 732.

Industry’s first phone with a 240Hz refresh rate OLED display

Without going for the obvious, the phone is very well-noted for its groundbreaking display features. It packs a 6.4-inch OLED display, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels, with Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Dolby Vision, and waterdrop notch, which houses its selfie snapper. The phone’s display is also HDR10-compliant.

It is in the game of refresh rate display in which the Sharp Aquos Zero 2 reigns supreme. With the top-tier 240Hz refresh rate, the phone’s offering in class is the same as most top-end gaming laptops.

An aging Qualcomm flagship chipset

Under the hood, the phone is benefited by the power of Qualcomm’s slightly-dated albeit still efficient flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855 SoC. The handset is then paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. The device doesn’t feature a memory expansion, however.

Apart from an aging chipset, the Sharp Aquos Zero 2 is also notorious for being equipped with a 3,130mAh battery. For a phone with a sizeable 6.4-inch display and a 240Hz refresh rate, this listing is underwhelming.

In addition, Sharp hasn’t disclosed the phone’s fast charging capabilities. No tech sites have mentioned anything about the feature at the time of this writing.

Cameras from the past

Another puzzling feature of the phone is its rear camera offerings. The device only sports a dual-camera setup, comprising a 12.2 primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 20MP ultrawide snapper with f/2.4 aperture.

The Sharp Aquos Zero 2’s notch houses an 8MP front-facing snapper with an f/2.2 aperture.

Other key features of the phone include an optical, in-display fingerprint reader, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C. The device also runs on the latest Android 10.0.

Apart from Taiwan

In Taiwan, the Sharp Aquos Zero 2 was announced in partnership with an eSports team sponsored by Sharp. The Japanese tech giant is still mum on the phone’s availability in other markets. Still, it is expected to arrive soon as the handset has already made its way outside the company’s homeland market.

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