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SHARP Revolutionises the Mobile Experience with the World’s Lightest 5G Smartphone and Heat-Releasing System for Prolonged Game Play


Experience Unmatched Features with the AQUOS R8s pro and AQUOS sense8 Smartphone

SINGAPORE, 11 June 2024 – SHARP, the renowned leader in consumer technology, is launching two new phones under the AQUOS series, the flagship AQUOS R8s pro and AQUOS sense8. To be launched in Singapore on 3 June 2024, both the R8s pro and sense8 boast unique cutting edge features. The R8s pro’s heat-releasing system is something mobile gamers can look forward to for performance without overheating. On the other hand, the sense8 weighs a mere 159g with a 2-day battery life, perfect for practical users.

From Left to Right: Shinya Akashi, Deputy Division Manager of MCB Sharp Corporation, Masaaki Nakae, General Manager of MCB Sharp Corporation & Mr Woo Keat Chew, Managing Director of Sharp Singapore
From Left to Right: Shinya Akashi, Deputy Division Manager of MCB Sharp Corporation, Masaaki Nakae, General Manager of MCB Sharp Corporation & Mr Woo Keat Chew, Managing Director of Sharp Singapore

In conjunction with the launch, SHARP organised a media preview on 23 May 2024 to showcase the two new phones. The preview invited media representatives and key opinion leaders (KOLs) to experience the new phones first-hand and had various demonstrations conducted to test the durability of the phones.

The AQUOS R8s pro and sense8 exemplify SHARP’s unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence in mobile technology. With an awareness of the dynamic nature of consumer tech trends, SHARP not only acknowledges but also embraces the existing smartphone landscape, while offering a fresh and innovative perspective.

Mr Woo, MD of Sharp Singapore presenting YOY sales growth during the media preview
Mr Woo, MD of Sharp Singapore presenting YOY sales growth during the media preview

Mr Woo Keat Chew, Managing Director of Sharp Singapore said, “We are thrilled to introduce the AQUOS R8s pro and sense8 to the Singapore market. The AQUOS R8s pro, with its Dolby Vision, Atmos support, and heat-releasing system, caters perfectly to mobile gamers and movie enthusiasts. On the other hand, the sense8 is designed for users who prioritise reliability. As the world’s lightest 5G smartphone1 weighing only 159g and boasting a 2-day battery life, the sense8 offers unmatched durability and functionality. These devices embody our dedication to pushing the boundaries of mobile technology, offering users a seamless blend of performance, functionality, and style.”

1 For 5G smartphones equipped with a battery of 5,000mAh or more. As of September 27, 2023. According to Sharp research.

AQUOS R8s pro

The AQUOS R8s pro boasts an excellent performance without overheating with its heat-releasing system
The AQUOS R8s pro boasts an excellent performance without overheating with its heat-releasing system

The AQUOS R8s pro stands out with its heat-releasing system, ensuring high efficiency, speed, and excellent performance without overheating. Coupled with its 5,000 Milliamp hour (mAh) battery, the device ensures long-lasting performance, catering to the needs of avid gamers and multimedia enthusiasts alike. Additionally, its 7-piece lens combination, specially developed for the R8s pro, accurately captures images while effectively suppressing glare and reducing image distortion. The R8s pro can be equipped with exclusive multi-layer coated filters and comes with an exclusive protective case and magnetic adapter ring. The camera also features an Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine for pet detection, further enhancing its appeal to users who prioritise capturing memorable moments.

This device boasts a stunning 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED display, providing vivid colours and sharp details for an immersive viewing experience. With Dolby Vision and Atmos support, users can enjoy cinematic visuals and audio quality on their smartphones. Equipped with a powerful Snapdragon processor, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage, the AQUOS R8s pro delivers smooth multitasking and ample storage for all your needs.

In the camera department, the AQUOS R8s pro features a 47MP rear camera with advanced capabilities such as All-Pixel PDAF and RAW HDR, allowing users to capture stunning photographs with exceptional clarity and detail. The device also includes a 13MP front camera for high-quality selfies and video calls.

AQUOS sense8

The AQUOS sense8 weighs a mere 159g with excellent durability, complying with military regulations
The AQUOS sense8 weighs a mere 159g with excellent durability, complying with military regulations

As the world’s lightest 5G smartphone, the sense8 sets a new standard for mobility and convenience, weighing in at a mere 159g. Its sleek metal body design not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also ensures durability, complying with 16 MIL military regulations2. Integrated with a power button and finger sensor for one-handed operation, the sense8 offers unparalleled ease of use and convenience. The device’s built-in optical and electronic anti-shake technology, coupled with automatic fast focus at every shutter moment, guarantees sharp and blur-free images, making it a go-to choice for photography enthusiasts.

The sense8 underwent a battery of rigorous durability tests in accordance with military standards established by the United States Department of Defense to ensure its resilience in various environments. These tests include 1.2m drop tests to simulate real-world accidents, ensuring the phone can withstand unexpected impacts. Additionally, the device is subjected to extreme temperature tests, enduring temperatures ranging from -20°C to 52°C to guarantee optimal performance regardless of climate conditions. On top of these, the sense8 is also shockproof and dustproof, making it the ideal companion for outdoor adventures and daily usage. For the full range of tests conducted, you may refer to Annex A.

With a remarkable 2-day battery life3 and support for 4 years of security updates and 2 system updates, the sense8 epitomises efficiency and productivity, catering to the diverse needs of modern users. Its 6.1-inch IGZO OLED display is renowned for its exceptional brightness levels and high refresh rate, delivering captivating visuals with seamless fluidity. Powered by a Snapdragon 6 Gen1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage, the sense8 ensures smooth performance across various tasks and multimedia activities.

2 Sharp does not guarantee that the product will not be damaged or malfunction in response to all impacts.
3 These are estimated values based on Sharp’s standards, assuming a total of 10 hours of usage per day, including 4 hours of video viewing, 3 hours of music streaming, 2 hours of SNS viewing, and 1 hour of gaming. Actual battery life varies depending on the usage environment.

In the realm of photography, the sense8 excels with its 50MP rear camera featuring Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and All-Pixel PDAF, capturing sharp and detailed images in any lighting condition. Complementing this capability is an 8MP front camera, providing outstanding quality for selfies and video calls. With its robust battery life and efficient power management, the sense8 guarantees extended usage, facilitating uninterrupted productivity.

You may refer to Annex B for the full specifications of each model.

The AQUOS R8s pro and sense8 will be available on the SHARP CocoroLife estore, at selected outlets of Best Denki, Challenger, Courts and Dealer stores islandwide from 3 June 2024.

For more information, please visit the SHARP website or refer to the media kit here.

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Features Test
Shock Resistance Dropped from a height of 1.22m onto plywood material in 26 directions
Waterproof (Immersion) IPX8-Immersed in water at a depth of 1.5m deep for 30 minutes
Raindrop Resistance Raindrops from a height of 1m for 15 minutes
Humidity Resistance High humidity test for 10 consecutive days (humidity 95%RH)
Rapid Change Temperature Durability test for 3 hours under rapid temperature changes from -21°C to 50°C
Vibration Resistance Vibration test for 60 minutes at vertical 10-500Hz, acceleration 1.04G, left & right 10-500Hz, acceleration 0.2G, longitudinal 10-500Hz, acceleration 0.74G
Freeze Resistance 72 hours low temperature storage changes from -33°C to -25°C
Heat Resistance 72 hours high temperature storage at 63°C
Low Pressure Operation 2 hours continuous low pressure (57.2kPa / altitude approx. 4,572m)


Specifications AQUOS R8s pro AQUOS sense8
OS AndroidTM 14 AndroidTM 14
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform 3.18 + 2.8 + 2.0GHz / Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon® 6 Gen 1 Mobile Platform
DISPLAY 6.6” WUXGA+ / Pro IGZO OLED / Corning® Gorilla® Glass VictusTM 6.1” FHD+ (2,432×1,080), IGZO OLED
ROM 256GB 256GB
CAMERA REAR 47.2MP / 1” sensor / 1.9MP Depth sensor / Spectrum sensor 50MP (Main) + 8MP (Wide)
CONNECTION Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual band, Bluetooth 5.3 Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth 5.1
BATTERY Non Removable 5000mAh Non Removable 5000mAh
NFC Yes Yes
BIOMETRIC Face recognition Face recognition (Mask compatible)
AUTHENTICATION Fingerprint recognition Fingerprint recognition
SIM Dual SIM Dual Standby (Physical SIM+eSIM)Micro SDXC card (up to 1TB) Dual SIM: physical SIM + eSIMMicro SDXC card (up to 1TB)
DIMENSIONS 161 x 77 x 9.3mm 153 x 71 x 8.4mm
WEIGHT 203g 159g
OTHER IP68 (IPX5 / IPX8 / IP6X)Supports wireless charging

(enable for sharing charge)

IPX5 / IPX8 / IP6X (Water & Dust Resistant) MIL-STD-810G: Impact resistance (drop)

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