Sharp Aquos Zero 2, The First Smartphone With 240Hz Display Now Available Outside Japan

Sharp Aquos Zero 2 was announced back in September as the first phone in the world with a 240Hz refresh rate display. The device was initially only available in Japan, but now, it is also coming to Taiwan.

The Sharp Aquos Zero 2 is equipped with Snapdragon 855 chipset, 8 GB RAM, and 256 gigs of storage. The display is 6.4-inch in diagonal and brings a fingerprint scanner under the OLED panel, protected by Gorilla Glass 6.

Sharp Aquos Zero 2

The phone might have impressive hardware, but the camera department is underwhelming – a 12MP f/1.7 main shooter, coupled with a 20MP f/2.4 ultrawide camera. The front-facing cam is behind a waterdrop notch and is 8MP f/2.4.

The phone is announced in a partnership with a Sharp-sponsored eSports team, but the capacity of the power cell is just 3,130 mAh, which isn’t nearly enough for a gaming handset that supports the battery-draining 240Hz refresh rate, even if there are not many games that support that sort of displays.

Sharp Aquos Zero 2 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 38, 39, 41 – Taiwan
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Sharp Aquos Zero 2
Sharp Aquos Zero 2

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, May 22
  • Status: Available. Released 2020, May 22

Design

  • Dimensions: 158 x 74 x 8.8 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 141 g (4.97 oz)
  • Colors: Blue
  • SIM: Nano-SIM
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

Display

  • Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1B colors
  • Size: 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • HDR10
  • Dolby Vision
  • 240Hz refresh rate

Operating System

  • Android 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 256GB
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.0

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 2 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
    • 20 MP, f/2.4, 125˚ (ultrawide), AF
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3130 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast charging
  • USB Power Delivery 2.0
Gaming on Sharp AQUOS zero2
Gaming on Sharp AQUOS Zero 2

Sharp Aquos Zero 2 Price and Availability

It goes for TWD21,990, which is about $730/€670.

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