Jan 09 AT 6:55 PM Sean Riley 29 Comments

Fujitsu outs their quad-core Android 4.0 superphone – Update: Photos and specs


Fujitsu’s submersible Arrow tablet apparently isn’t the only bit of Android they have up their sleeve for CES. Engadget just got their hands on a leaflet for the Fujitsu booth that details a pretty interesting addition to their smartphone lineup.

Details are pretty light, but the new phone will come with your favorite quad-core processor and mine, NVIDIA¬†Tegra 3, and it will be launching with Android 4.0. That’s enough to lock up my attention, but we’ll try to track this monster down and get some additional details once the show opens up tomorrow.

I’ll warn you to temper your excitement just a bit, as chances are this will be coming to Japan first in early Q2, most likely on NTT Docomo.

We’ll be front and center at the NVIDIA press conference later today, and perhaps they’ll let something slip about Tegra 3 offerings with a stateside trajectory.

Are any of you holding out for a quad-core phone before making your next purchase, or is a second generation dual-core more your speed?

Update: Engadget managed to finagle a first look at Fujitsu’s quad-core phone ahead of the show and also received a few more specs along with some images of the device behind glass.

The screen is a 4.6-inch HD display, no word on the display technology or the exact resolution. It also features a 13.1 MP camera which is capable of taking shots up to iso 25,600, good news for those of you that like trying to take pictures in the dark. Finally it will also be waterproof and dustproof so you can go ahead and take it on those desert island vacations.

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Source: Engadget

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • mjforte

    Ha, like how it’s just a piece of paper.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Not the most exciting image I’ll grant you, but as long as they aren’t just messing with us I definitely want to see that phone.

    • Androidude

      Sean, a bag phone? Come on dude, that is so last century… LOL. Quad core phones? You got to be kidding me. Bring it.

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Are there any Fujitsu Android phones out there now? What’s the bootloader situation with them? This could be a great phone if they do it right…

    • LukeT32

      hardware buttons…. will pass on this.

      • tarwinia

        Hardware buttons are good on a waterproof phone as they give some functionality when the phone’s wet.

    • Uri

      Oh there are and many of them but they have been released only in Japan i think..


    WTF, no pics of it..LOL

  • xsynth

    I’m definitely holding out for a quad core, with stock android. My Nexus S (now that ICS is on it) will hold me over until then. The dual core just wasn’t enough of an upgrade in my eyes.

  • Bryan Stoner

    Huawei Ascend P1 S just lost it’s thinnest phone crown :O

    • zerosix

      That’s one of my favourite things about CES. There are always several devices stay “the most …” for several hours.

  • spazby

    i am loving this…

  • CTown

    I hope it’s not laggy because then someone might toss it to the back of a closest. (Well, the phone was “outed” wasn’t it?)

  • Hall Lo

    Water-Resistant :O is it a new trend?
    And OMG i totally want the new tegra 3 phone!

  • aranea

    Hmm. Looks like a good phone. How is LG in bringing new Android upgrades?

    • msgnyc

      LG? They’re the worst of them all. XD

  • nivekkev

    Can’t wait for more info, would very much like to have a quad core fone, we shall see, we shall see…

  • lokidokie

    Yes… been waiting for a Tegra 3 phone!!

  • staryoshi

    Im ready for the tegra 3 superphones to start rolling out :)

  • ray

    so.. smart phone is going to quad-core stage now…

  • Lightning7

    Phenomenal..these specs are..are..obsolete in the next 4-6 months :/…wish I coulda had this now..

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=583695634&ref=profile Rahul Singh

    It sounds like my next phone, but only time will tell…

  • squiddy20

    Does anyone else find it odd that it’s running ICS (which has nav buttons built into the OS) and yet it has capacitive buttons?

  • Nathan D.

    Going to love this year CES!

  • weezeremo

    physical buttons and an ugly case… count me out. HTC better come in with a home run soon

  • Will

    I’m going to hold out for the quad-core. Question is, will Fujitsu meet us half-way, i.e. come Stateside? Japanese phonemakers have a poor track record of offering their wares overseas, but I think a lot of people will go for a waterproof phone that doesn’t look like a slab of rubber like the Casio G-zone.

  • Dr.Carpy

    This phone makes me feel like I need to upgrade to Tegra 3. If I could do it in a waterproof, dustproof body, even better!

  • Open Sesame

    I’ll pass on the Tegra 3. Nice CPU, but NVidia wants to strangle the gaming market on Android. Competition is good and multiple players will keep everyone on their edge.

  • donger

    needs more hands on with this phone.