Sharp’s new Aquos R6 smartphone puts a 20MP 1-inch sensor behind a Leica-branded Summicron lens

Sharp isn’t exactly known for its mobile devices, but its new Aquos R6 smartphone (translated) makes quite the statement with its 20MP 1-inch rear camera and 240Hz display.

The device, which appears to be limited to the Japanese market for the foreseeable future, was developed alongside Leica, proof of which is seen in the Leica branding around the 19mm (full-frame equivalent) F1.9 Summicron lens in front of the rear camera. It’s unknown at this time what manufacturer produces the 20MP 1-inch sensor, but Sony Semiconductor sells several 20MP 1″-type sensors, so it’s possible one of its sensors underpins the massive camera inside the Aquos R6.

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