Only in Japan: KDDI adds 8 new phones, 13MP cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, waterproof bodies, flip phone Androids among them
And if you ever doubted Kyocera’s abilities to pull top notch hardware, you’ve probably never been to Japan as this here 4-inch handset comes with a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8655 processor, WiMAX, an 8-megapixel CMOS camera, the signature Japanese digital TV tuner, e-wallet and infrared, all fitting in a super slim 0.34” (8.7mm) body.
familiar concept? Yes, but here the main screen is a 4.2-inch qHD LCD one, while the second one measures 2.1 inches on the diagonal with a resolution of 56 x 304 pixels. And again, it packs a 1.4GHz dual-core MSM8655 processor, but this time with a waterproof body and a thin, 0.35” (8.9mm) body.
1. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)
Yes!! They have better phones. Quicker to embrace new technology.
11. G-Reg (unregistered)
They know americans will pay for sparkling turds. Why would a company make a water resistant device when they make money from replaceing water damaged devices.
16. G-Reg (unregistered)
O wow... your soooo insightful.
How 3ed grade can this site get. "my os is better than yours:P"
Put some beef behind these comments to justify your reason or just keep off the posts.
This is an informitive website to start with, lets try to keep that goin in the comments people.
5. catatonicalvin (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Aug 2011)
Simply adjust your camera settings to lower MP if you don't need 13mp. :p
6. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
True. But give me an instance where you would ever need 13 MP. Other than saying "Oh yeah? Well mine has THIRTEEN megapixels!"
18. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
To take a picture with better quality? duh...
19. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
That's exactly the response I was looking for. People think a 13 MP cameraphone will automagically outperform every 3, 5 and 8 MP cameraphone on the market. If it has a crappy lens and crappy software, it can look worse than all of them.
Don't buy into the megapixel myth!
12. sensor (unregistered)
Agreed.. but more precisely.. 13MP is a HUGE waste of technology in a camera.
All you get with that size of a sensor is poorer quality pics, especially in doors. The sensors are SO small on the cameras, the photo sites are shrinking so much, that they can't possibly gather enough light to take decent indoor pics.
I think for cell phones, 2-3 MP is great.. the sensors aren't as densely packed with photo sites, leading to better quality images, though a bit smaller in size.
13MP is ridiculous to me.
13. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
And yet I get a bunch of thumbs-down for suggesting bigger is NOT better. I've gotten great shots with a 3 MP camera in my phone, and the 5 MP iPhone camera is stellar. People need to learn that lens quality and processing software make great photos, not number of megapixels.
17. G-Reg (unregistered)
Logic is often substituted for ignorance, arrogance, and fanboyism.
4. playa (unregistered)
uhh... Victor, with the Toshiba Arrows you said digital tv tuner twice
8. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
want one of these cameras on sammy or htc
9. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
I guess compared to Japan, US is outdated. They had that TV tuner and NFCs for more than a decade now.
10. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Wimax?! Come on Japan lets get with the program LTE FTW! :P
14. ngo2dd (Posts: 755; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Do you even know the different between the two? If you don't then please STFU thanks you.
15. ngo2dd (Posts: 755; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Wiimax in Japan is a lot faster then the wiimax in America and LTE. If you need prove here it is.
23. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
lol it was a joke smart guy. hence the ":P" smiley
22. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
I wish we had these great phones here.. you know like the a dual screen flip phone with Android while also having the touch functionally. Though I do enjoy android, I would like to see more open source OS's not just Android. I hope Samsung Bada goes open source would be nice to shrink on the apple empire unless apple can prove themselves in my eyes..