Japan is known for good food, high-tech robots, uber-cool cars, samurais and geishas, but also for high-end smartphones, some of which happen to hit the country exclusively or at least get intros there before anywhere else.
On that note, today’s been a pretty big day for the Japanese mobile industry, with NTT DoCoMo, the country’s leading wireless service provider, unveiling its rich and very strong smartphone summer line-up.
Though it’s not a novelty anymore, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has still headlined the list, mostly because it’s due to land in Japan in a special “blue arctic” hue. Aside from that, the GS4 looks exactly the same as it does “internationally”, with all the right specs and features to be called the star of today’s Android décor.
Another not so new headliner is Sony’s Xperia A, which is basically a regional version of the already introduced Xperia ZR. The upper mid-ranger has some competition though, with LG throwing the Optimus it L-05E to the lions.
This is a 4.5-incher with a 720p display and not so massive 2,100 mAh battery, but with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a super-zippy Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. Wrapping up NTT DoCoMo’s summer roster, we have a few gadgets that are unlikely to see daylight in the West, but that look really, really good on paper.
There’s the 4.8-inch Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-06E, with a Full HD screen and 2,600 mAh battery, the Fujitsu Arrows NX F-06E, boasting a ginormous 5.2-inch 1080p IGZO panel, and the surprising Panasonic Eluga P P-03E, a smallish (by today’s standards) 4.7-inch Full HD handheld with a 2,600 mAh ticker and Android 4.2. Now let the drooling begin!
<Source: NTT DoCoMo>