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The new 240Hz-display Aquos zero6 launches as Sharp's lightest 5G phone

Sharp launches new Aquos phones. (Source: Sharp)
Sharp launches new Aquos phones. (Source: Sharp)
Sharp has brought its ultra-high display refresh rate to another new phone in 2021. At 146g, this Aquos zero6 is also now touted as the lightest mobile device with 5G in existence. It has launched alongside the sense6 5G, probably the more affordable option of the two, and touted as slimmer than its predecessor.

Sharp made history with the first-ever 240Hz display smartphone, launched in 2021. Now, this ground-breaking spec has made its way to a second new device; however, this Aquos zero6 5G is more of a mid-ranger. One can tell due to its very standard-looking camera hump, containing rather conventional 48+8+8MP shooters: no cutting-edge 1-inch sensors here.

Nevertheless, the Aquos zero6 may of course still turn some heads with its 6.4-inch FHD+ display. Then again, it is characterized as OLED with no mention of Sharp's signature IGZO technology. It is present in the new sense6, however, which has a 6.1-inch FHD+ panel instead.

It also has a 4,570mAh battery, as opposed to 4,010mAh in the new zero6, yet has a 7.9mm depth that makes it 11% thinner than the sense5. The zero6 is now promoted as the lightest 5G phone on the market, although the iPhone 12 Mini might have something to say about that.

The OEM does qualify that statement by saying the zero6 is the lightest 5G device with a microSD card reader and a 3.5mm jack, however - which is of course not an option in the Apple flagship. Both new Sharp phones run Android 11, driven by the Snapdragon 690 in the sense6 and the Snapdragon 750 in the zero6.

Therefore, the latter is the higher-end of the two, and is also its OEM's first mmWave phone. The sense6 offers 4GB RAM options with 64GB of internal storage, or one with 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, whereas the zero 6 has just 1 8/128GB configuration.

Finally, both new Aquos-series devices are Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1 and IPX5/IPX8/IP6X-rated phones. Sharp has yet to announce pricing or availability for either new phone, although they are now listed with the Japanese carrier Docomo at present.

The Sharp Aquos sense6 (top) and zero6 (bottom) have 3 color options each. (Source: Sharp)
The Sharp Aquos sense6 (top) and zero6 (bottom) have 3 color options each. (Source: Sharp)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09-29 (Update: 2021-09-29)