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Fujitsu Demos Quad-Core Android 4.0 Prototype Smartphone with LTE Support and a 13.1 Megapixel Camera

This impressive offering from Fujitsu caught us off guard.
February 28, 2012

What a great way to make our day! We all love cutting-edge Android devices, particularly those that possess amazing specs. And today, we got just that!

Hitting the Mobile World Congress today is Fujitsu, the Japanese technology company that is currently the third largest IT services provider in the world. Fujitsu immediately caught our attention when it displayed a prototype smartphone running Android 4.0 ICS.

But soon enough we realized that Android 4.0 is just the icing on the cake. We later found out that Fujitsu’s prototype is actually powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The smartphone is just one of of the many devices that NVIDIA boasted about and touted as the attractions of this week’s MWC. Even more impressive than the quad-core setup is the device’s 13.1MP camera. Or at least, that’s what the caption says. See, the folks over at Phandroid snapped some pictures with the phone and transferred the files via Bluetooth to a Galaxy Nexus.

To their surprise, they found that the pictures taken from the prototype had a measly 2048 x 1536 resolution, which would match a photo taken by a 3.1 megapixel camera. But again, the tested model was just a prototype device, so it’s pretty hard to enforce  expectations. Thankfully, the situation was cleared out when Fujitsu explained that the 13.1 megapixel camera was not fully configured to work with Ice Cream Sandwich.

Leaving that aside, Fujitsu’s 4.6-inch prototype has LTE capabilities and is completely waterproof and, most probably, dustproof as well. In fact, Fujitsu is waterproofing all of its devices, including the ones that we’ve seen at CES in Janaury.

The smartphone is fitted with NFC and features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB port. Wait, have we told you about the proximity sensor that works both as a fingerprint reader and an automatic lock or power on/off switch? The fingerprint sensor is similar to the one used on the Motorola Atrix, and probably incorporates some of Fujitsu’s massive know-how in the manufacturing of biometric identification equipment.

According to Fujitsu, the device will be released in Europe, China, and North America, most likely in Q4. But before that, Fujitsu has to finish up the prototype and find it a name that’s worthy of its features. So, would you be interested in buying the device once it’s released?