Of course, the OnePlus 7 Pro was not the first phone to bet on a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz on its screen, but the phone was the mobile that popularized this feature. It would be recall that, the first phone to bet on a high refresh rate was the original Razer Phone, but this feature is increasingly found in more phones and is very positive news, as it boosts the user experience in a very prominent way.
Well, as always, there are brands that want to improve on whatever it’s on ground, taking everything to the extreme and Sharp is one of them. We say this basically because today it has announced the sale date of the Sharp AQUOS Zero2, the first phone to reach the market with a refresh rate of 240 Hz on its screen, something that until now we only find in the most advanced and expensive gaming monitors.
Sharp AQUOS Zero2 Specifications
- Display: Curved 6.4-inch OLED display with a 240Hz refresh rate, FHD+ resolution
- Weight: 143 grams.
- Rear Camera: Dual-camera (12 MP F/1.7 main shooter + 20MP F/2.4 ultrawide
- Selfie Camera: 8MP selfie cam.
- Processor: Snapdragon 855
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 256GB UFS 3.0
- Battery: 3,130 mAh
- Water and dustproof: IPX5 / IPX8 / IP6X ratings.
- OS: Android 10
Recall that Sharp has announced the AQUOS Zero2 in Japan back in September when it made headlines for featuring a 240Hz display, making it a world’s first. Now, the company has officially launched the device in Taiwan, though it’s still not available for purchase.
Sharp’s product manager said in an interview that the Sharp AQUOS Zero2 is still awaiting certification in Taiwan. So the device won’t be going on sale there yet. Instead, the device will predictably be released in Japan in the first quarter of 2020. After that, Sharp will push to have the AQUOS Zero2 go on sale in Taiwan as quickly as possible.