Although today’s Android market is best described as diverse and open to all, there is a massive audience that’s not exactly treated kindly by smartphone manufacturers – seniors.
Granted, not every grandpa and grandma is open to adopting hip mobile technology, but that’s what compromises are for. Enter Fujitsu, whose Raku Raku senior-friendly smartphones have already made waves in Japan.
And now they’re ready to do the same in Europe, even if under a different branding. The Stylistic S01 is going to be Fujitsu’s first European smartphone for elders, being set for a French release in June.
The handheld runs Android, but it comes with a simplified and intuitive user interface. Basically, the S01 looks like a feature phone with a touchscreen, but has enough muscle beneath its hood to be called a “smart” device.
Some of the spec sheet’s highlights include a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU, 4 GB of internal memory, microSD support, an 8.1 MP rear-facing snapper (wow!), and a 1,800 mAh battery. The 4-inch panel boasts a 800 x 480 pixels resolution and comes with a unique tactile feedback technology, while the water and dust protection make this a sturdy enough travelling compadre.