Sharp's winter 2021 collection features the now familiqr Aquos R6 and an upgrade to the midrange series, the Aquos sense6. It has been officially announced by docomo and by KDDI, start of availability scheduled for mid-november 2021. The AU by KDDI version is codenamed SHG05.
The Aquos sense6 has received such upgrades in comparison to the previouse Aquos sense5 that it now equals the Aquos R3 spec-wise. Let's see.
The display is a 6.1-inch IGZO OLED with a resolution of 2432 x 1080 pixels. It employs 10-bit sampling and is capable of displaying 1 billion colours. This was previously reserved for the flagships (Aquos R3, R5G, R6 and Aquos zero2, zero5G). It is also Sharp's first midrange phone to feature the IGZO OLED, which was introduced in the Aquos zero2. The Aquos sense6 display also comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate, 1300 nit brightness, and 1300:1 native contrast.
The Aquos sense6 is equipped with a triple-camera setup that uses the ProPix 3 image quality engine found on the Aquos R6:
a standard camera with a 48 MP sensor, aperture f/1.8, wide-angle 79°, focal length equivalent 26 mm, electronic image stabilisation;
a wide-angle camera with an 8 MP sensor, aperture f/2.4, ultra-wide-angle 120°, focal length equivalent 15 mm, electronic image stabilisation;
a telephoto camera with an 8 MP sensor, aperture f/2.4, telephoto 45°, focal length equivalent 53 mm, electronic image stabilisation.
The inward-facing camera has an 8-megapixel sensor with aperture f/2.0, wide-angle 78°, focal length equivalent 26 mm, no image stabilisation.
The KDDI version of the Aquos sense6 (SHG05) will be released with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB ROM.
The energy-saving IGZO OLED technology, along with the 4570 mAh battery should ensure one week of use on a single charge, estimated on 1 hour usage per day and 23 hours stand-by.
Despite the relatively big battery capacity and dispaly size, Sharp have managed to reduce the phone's thickness by 11% (compared to the Aquos sense5) to 7.9 mm, the width being 70 mm and the height 152 mm. The Aquos sense6 weighs 156 grams, which is (much) better than all rivals.
Face and fingerprint recognition are now standard features, just as water- and dust-proofing, and Osaifu-Keitai/NFC.
Released running Android 11, the SHG05 received an upgrade to Android 12 on 24 March 2022.
The KDDI SHG05 variant is available in light copper, silver, and black.
Date added/updated: 24 March 2022 – 09:32
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