Fujitsu to show dust/water-proof Quad-core Tegra 3 Android ICS smartphone with 13.1 mpx camera at MWC

One of the more interesting things at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will be the return of Japanese phone makers to the world market.

Panasonic has already told us about its water proof Eluga. Fujitsu confided to Financial Times about its big smartphone plans in Europe, but kept silent about the actual phones. Until now.

Today we can tell you what Fujitsu  has in store for MWC in Barcelona. And it is one very impressive Android powerhouse, with:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 (Maximum 1.5Ghz Quad Core + Companion Core) CPU + 12GPU
  • 4.6” display
  • 13.1 megapixel camera
  • Water-resistant and dust-resistant
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Despite the high-powered CPU, Japanese vendor also promises long battery life for it’s new smartphone.

Fujitsu is only bringing “sample units” of their new smartphone to MWC , so it might be a while until we see it in stores. But I really hope it will not take too long.

While new software platforms and apps were advancing with a breathtaking speed, smartphone hardware innovation all but stopped over the past few years. Yes, we got faster CPUs and GPUs, more RAM and bigger/better displays. But what’s in it for us, end users? We also got increasingly problematic battery life in our smartphones. Cameras got stuck in 5-8 megapixel range, and my 2-year-old Xperia X10 still takes better pictures than my brand new Galaxy Nexus.

Those dust and water proof Japanese smartphones, with gigantic camera sensors and other specs should be a much needed kick in the arse to Samsung, HTC and others here. Maybe they’ll wake up and remember that it isn’t all about CPU/GPU and display size anymore.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  •ágyi/100001770630008 Atty Halmágyi

    This news is fantastic!! Fujitsu is a very powerful company!

  • Rantiman657

    Very very good news.