Sharp introduced its fresh smartphone Aquos R2 Compact, which has a strange design. This is the first smartphone that came out immediately with two cutouts in the display. In the upper \Oh, if only that would not become a trend. Sharp Aquos R2 Compact received a 5.2-inch IGZO-screen with a resolution of Full HD + (2280×1080 pixels, aspect ratio 19: 9, refresh rate 120 Hz, HDR10 compatibility, there is support for work with gloves), the flagship processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of flash memory expandable via a microSD card slot. There is a 2500 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery, USB-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack, NFC module, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS + Beidou + Galileo, Android 9.0 Pie operating system with the proprietary shell Aquos Home. The 22.6-megapixel main camera has a f / 1.9 aperture, 22 mm wide-angle lens, optical and electronic stabilization, phase detection autofocus, a single LED flash, and AI Auto artificial intelligence. The 8 megapixel selfie camera received an f / 2.2 aperture, Aquos Beauty features and face recognition. The case of the new smartphone is protected from moisture, water and dust according to IPX 5/8 and IP6X standards, the screen is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3. The device’s dimensions are 131x64x9.3 mm and weight is 135 g. Sharp’s decision to keep the fingerprint sensor on the front panel and cut out the bottom beard for him is strange, especially since in some of his other Aquos smartphones, the fingerprint sensor is moved to the back panel, as most other manufacturers did. The novelty is likely to be sold only in Japan, sales will start only in January. The price of the device is still unknown.