September 27, 2011

It looks like Japanese OEM’s like Fujitsu and Toshiba are trying to steal the performance/functionality crown from Korean giants like Samsung these days. It’s still an unfortunate thing, but phones that originate in Japan often stay in Japan, but can be acquired for the right price. Hot on the heels of epic phones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, the HTC Sensation, the Droid Bionic, and others, Fujitsu-Toshiba is set to release a waterproof phone with some of the best specs I’ve witnessed on a mobile device to date. Check them out below!

Specs & Features: 

  • Android 2.3.5
  • 4.3-inch HD LCD display with 1,280×720 resolution
  • 4G Wimax
  • Wi-fi IEEE802.11b/g/n (tethering is possible)
  • Waterproof body
  • 13MP CMOS camera (Exmor R for mobile, ISO25600)
  • 1.3MP sub camera
  • 1080p video recording
  • dual-core TI OMAP4430 CPU (1.2GHz)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB ROM
  • HDMI interface, microSDHC card slot (32GB max.), microUSB port
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • infra-red
  • e-wallet function with NFC
  • digital TV tuner
  • GSM, CDMA
  • size: 64×128×10.1mm, weight: 131g

To put it mildly, this phone is super stacked. Featuring sweet features only available in native Japan, like having a digital TV tuner, it’s likely to never be picked up by the major carriers in either the US, Canada, or Europe. Still, we can dream, can”t we?

This particularly compelling Android phone is being brought to market by Japan’s second biggest carrier – KDDI, as they just unveiled a total of six new Android phones for its winter line-up a few hours ago, and the Fujitsu-Toshiba Mobile’s ARROWS Z ISW11F is looking to be the best yet.

Any thoughts?

Via KDDI, TechCrunch

Darcy LaCouvee
Darcy is the editor in chief at Android Authority. He follows the latest trends and is extremely passionate about mobile technology. With a keen eye for spotting emerging trends and reporting them, he works hard to bring you the best analysis, updates, and reports on all things Android. Darcy lives and breathes the latest mobile technology, and believes Android will be on a billion devices in the not too distant future.
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