Docomo have now officially announced the Aquos sense5G under model name SH-53A – the third phone from the Winter 2020 collection Sharp showed on 11 September. Sales are scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021.
Outwardly, the Aquos sense5G is nearly identical to the base model Aquos sense4 – the differences are all under the hood.
The Aquos sense5G comes with a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 px, made using the IGZO LCD technology. The display has one small cut-out at the top centre to accommodate the front-facing camera. No visual difference to the Aquos sense4.
The Aquos sense5G main selling point remains (like on the Aquos sense4) the one-week battery life (if used approx. 1 hour per day), thanks to energy-saving IGZO tech and to a huge 4,570 mAh battery – even with 5G communication.
Unlike the Aquos sense4, the 5G version is powered by a Snapdragon 690 5G, which is not as powerful as the 720G but supports 5G connectivity. The amount of installed memory remains the same, too: 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM, but storage has been upgraded to the UFS type. This explains why performance on the Aquos sense4 is estimated to be 2.2 times greater than that of last year's Aquos sense3, while performance on the Aquos sense5G is advertised as 2.4 times greater.
In terms of camera, everything stays the same as on the Aquos sense4: there are three camera sensors on the rear of the phone:
The inner camera sensor is 8 megapixels, f/2.0, wide-angle 78°, focal length equivalent 26 mm).
The Aquos sense5G is naturally equipped with face recognition and fingerprint recognition. A long-press of the fingerprint sensor activates the payment application, there is the Scroll Auto function that automatically scrolls content while reading, the Clip Now feature for quick and easy screenshots, and the Easy Mode that enlarges text and icons to make them easier to read for the elderly.
The Aquos sense5G measures 148 x 71 x 8.9 mm – the same as the Aquos sense4 – however, the weight is yet unknown. It will be available in light copper, olive silver, and black colour variations.
While Sharp say nothing in the official announcement about the version of Android to be reinstalled on the Aquos sense4, the 5G version is to roll out running Android 11.
The docomo SH-53A version of the Aquos sense5G will be available in light copper, nuance black, olive silver, lilac, and – exclusive to the docomo online shop – sky blue, yellow gold, coral red. Few Sharp phones have been released in so many different colour variants.
Date added/updated: 5 November 2020 – 06:56
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